Chips, crisps & cravers' BNI
This article is a meta-analysis carried out on nine samples of chips6, crisps7 and cravers8 described individually in other articles (see Perezgonzalez, 2012a1_d4) but here combined for the purpose of such meta-analysis.
Chips, crisps and cravers had, on average, a nutritional unbalance of BNI 66.84-fb, being particularly biased towards deficiency in fiber. They were also adequate in carbohydrate and sugar, high in fat, saturated fat and sodium, and low in protein and fiber.
Chips, crisps and cravers appeared equally unbalanced according to WHO's Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDIs), and moderately less unbalanced according to US', Australia's and UK's standards.
|Illustration 3: Nutritional balance across international RDIs|
|Chips, crisps & cravers||(dietIndex)||66.84||66.24||52.19||52.32||50.05|
The research sample comprised 188 chip, crisp and craver products, including different brands and flavors, collated from previous research after visually ascertaining that they shared a similar nutritional profile (see Perezgonzalez, 2012a1_d4).
Materials & analysis
Relevant data were collated, then assessed using the Balanced Nutrition Index™ (BNI™) technology (see Perezgonzalez, 2012e5). SPSS-v18 was used for the computation of variables, including BNI and international indexes, and statistical analyses.
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Jose D PEREZGONZALEZ (2013). Massey University, Turitea Campus, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. (JDPerezgonzalez).