20130119 - Nutritional balance of mixed cereal crisps - 2012

[Data] [<Normal page] [PEREZGONZALEZ Jose D (2012). Nutritional balance of mixed cereal crisps. Knowledge (ISSN 2324-1624), 2013, pages 15-17.] [DOI]

Mixed cereal crisps' BNI

Perezgonzalez assessed the nutritional balance of mixed cereal crisps4 in 20123, as part of a research on the nutritional composition of snacks in New Zealand.

Mixed cereal crisps had, on average, a nutritional unbalance of BNI 68.14f, being particularly biased towards excess of fat. They were also adequate in carbohydrate and sugar, high in saturated fat and sodium, and low in protein and fiber.

Illustration 1: Nutrition information (mixed cereal crisps)
BNI 68.14f 0.00
Food, 100g 2012 Ideal
Protein 5.8 23.5
Carbohydrate 53.7 64.5
Sugar 5.5 < 5.5
Fat 25.7 13.0
Saturated fat 8.3 < 5.2
Fiber 2.6 7.0
Sodium 0.765 < 0.469
Kcal 469.3 469.3
kJul 1963.6 1963.6
Illustration 2: Nutritional profile (mixed cereal crisps)
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ideal % = grey cells; actual % = asterisk (*)

International standards

Mixed cereal crisps appeared equally unbalanced according to international Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDIs), slightly less so according to US, Australia and, especially, UK standards.

Illustration 3: Nutritional balance across international RDIs
Mixed cereals crisps (dietIndex) 68.14 66.41 53.57 53.94 47.38
Product100g Company BNI WHO US/CAN AUS/NZ UK
Grain Waves smoky BBQ Bluebird 29.32 25.88 18.98 29.58 18.98
Grain Waves 7 Grains & Seeds chilli & lime Bluebird 31.08 28.01 21.81 28.16 18.37
Grain Waves 7 Grains & Seeds creamy herbs & garli Bluebird 31.75 28.75 22.46 28.72 18.45
Healtheries KidsCare Potato Stix roast potato Vitaco Health 32.39 20.99 19.43 29.73 24.43
Healtheries KidsCare Potato Stix chicken Vitaco Health 34.32 22.85 21.01 31.33 26.29
Grain Waves honey & mustard Bluebird 37.52 34.72 28.19 29.19 18.58
Grain Waves sour cream & chives Bluebird 37.91 35.11 27.47 28.96 18.35
Grain Waves salsa Bluebird 38.35 35.55 29.02 29.63 19.02
Grain Waves golden cheddar Bluebird 43.13 40.33 29.95 30.89 20.28
Eta Skof Tripods tasty cheese Griffin's 128.13 128.13 110.17 110.17 110.17
Eta Skof Tripods BBQ Griffin's 128.61 128.61 110.39 110.39 110.39
Eta Skof Tripods chicken Griffin's 129.57 129.57 111.29 111.29 111.29
Eta Skof Tripods salt & vinegar Griffin's 159.31 159.31 137.51 137.51 137.51
(Source: Perezgonzalez, 2012a2)

Methods

Research approach

Exploratory study.

Data

The research sample were 13 mixed cereal crisp products, including different brands and flavors, collected in a convenient manner (see Perezgonzalez, 2012a2).

Materials & analysis

Relevant data were collated, then assessed using the Balanced Nutrition Index™ (BNI™) technology (see Perezgonzalez, 20111). SPSS-v18 was used for the computation of variables, including BNI and international indexes, and statistical analyses.

References
1. PEREZGONZALEZ Jose D (2011). Balanced Nutrition Index™ (BNI™). Journal of Knowledge Advancement & Integration (ISSN 1177-4576), 2011, pages 20-21.
2. PEREZGONZALEZ Jose D (2012a). Crispy crisps. The Balanced Nutrition Index (ISSN 1177-8849), 2012, issue 7.
3. PEREZGONZALEZ Jose D (2012b). Nutritional balance of mixed cereal crisps (descriptive statistics). Knowledge (ISSN 2324-1624), 2013, pages 11-14.
+++ Notes +++
4. Snacks made from a mix of two or more extruded cereals, or cereals and potato flour.

Want to know more?

BNI analysis of individual mixed cereal crisp products
You can access either the BNI™ database or the 'BNI™ journal (2012, issue 7) - Crispy crisps' for individual nutrition analyses of each food product in the sample.
Wiki of Science - Nutritional balance of mixed cereal crisps (descriptive statistics)
This Wiki of Science page provides an in-depth descriptive analysis of the nutritional balance of mixed cereal crisps.
Wiki of Science - Nutritional balance of foods
This Wiki of Science page collates information about several foods on a single page and provides useful links to the appropriate files.

Author

Jose D PEREZGONZALEZ (2012). Massey University, Turitea Campus, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. (JDPerezgonzalezJDPerezgonzalez).


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