This image has been viral for a short time now, and reveals the major ingredients of Nutella. What do you think about this?
As you may already be aware Nutella is adored by many people. However, contains some shocking ingredient. The diagram shows the five main ingredients that are generally overlooked when checking out the ingredient list. These ingredients are palm oil, cocoa, hazelnuts, skimmed milk powder, and sugar. The size of each section is said to represent the real portions.
Fifty percent sugar, that cannot be healthy! A report conducted by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has recently made claims that palm oil is more carcinogenic than any other oil out there. It has been said on more than one occasion that this deliciously addicting spread carries cancer risks. Nutella will not deny or confirm the accuracy of this image as they claim their recipe is ‘top secret.’ According to their website, each jar (400g) contains 227.2g of sugar. This is more than half of the weight of the whole jar!
Palm oil is easily the cheapest oil on the market and is highly controversial. You could also credit it fo wiping out huge wildlife populations. This is because palm oil plantations make up over 27 million hectares of the Earth’s surface. These animals and rainforests have been destroyed to make room for them. While the company Ferrero that makes Nutella claims without palm oil the product would not be the same obviously just doesn’t want to spend more money using something else. By using palm oil they are saving anywhere from 8-22 million dollars a year.
“One of Ferrero’s core nutritional beliefs is that small portion sizes help people to enjoy their favorite foods in moderation. The labeling on our products enables consumers to make informed choices and helps ensure that Nutella can be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet.”
It is obvious that Nutella is not good for us. Luckily, you can make a healthier version at home that tastes just as good. To learn how to make it please watch the video below. There is no need putting yourself at more risk of developing cancer. Removing this product from the shelves is something that needs to be done as soon as possible.