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KIND updates labels to reflect research showing calories from nuts have been “grossly miscalculated”

KIND updates labels to reflect research

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[14 January, Elaine Watson, Food Navigator]

USDA research has found that traditional methods for counting energy have been grossly miscalculated, and this has resulted in KIND reducing the calorie counts on its nut bars. 95 percent of KIND’s nut bar portfolio has been effected, with around 10-30 in calorie reduction per bar. The research revealed that for almonds, cashews, walnuts and pistachios, when one bites into a while nut, some of the fragments pass through one’s digestive system intact, taking the energy with it. The caloric contribution of nut varies by type, with almonds, walnuts and cashews contributing 16-25 percent less calories than previously thought and pistachios five percent less.

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