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28-07-2015

Discover The Secret Ingredients Of Nutella.

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Nutella is one of the most popular chocolate spreads in the world and millions of people enjoy spreading it on bread, toast, pancakes and even using it in baking. However, have you ever stopped to think about what is actually inside Nutella? While the company behind the product presents Nutella as being mostly hazelnuts and chocolate, the label tells a different story. Let’s take a closer look.

8 - Sugar

This is the first ingredient listed on the Nutella label, and because ingredients have to be listed in descending order it means that there is more sugar in Nutella than anything else. In fact, a single jar of Nutella includes a massive 55% sugar. This is a significant amount and puts the spread on a par with eating a bar of chocolate. People who are looking for a way to get their chocolate fix and are under the impression that Nutella is a healthier option should think again. In fact, because Nutella is so easy to use and eat with a wide range of different types of foods, you may well find that in a single sitting you consume much more Nutella than you would if you were simply snacking on chocolate. While the label does not state which type of sugar is used to create Nutella, it is most likely that refined white sugar is used, as this is by far the cheapest option. Refined sugaris also the worst type of sugar for human health and even a small spoonful could easily send blood sugar levels skyrocketing.
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7 - Vegetable Oil

There are lots of different types of vegetable oils, which makes this ingredient listed on the label a little bit ambiguous. It turns out that the type of vegetable oil that is used in Nutella is palm oil, which is used to give Nutella the spreadable texture that the product is famous for. In normal everyday life palm oil may be used to cook with, but people do not usually consume it directly. Up until 2006, hydrogenated oil was used in Nutella, before the switch was made to palm oil to reduce the amount of trans fat in the product. Although palm oil is free from trans fat, it contains a large amount of saturated fat and is definitely not beneficial to human health.
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