Many fruit drinks or jams, snacks claim made with real fruit or fruit juice. This claim means very little.
Products also will show fruit pictures on the product to attract consumers. According to CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest), food companies does not need to disclose the percentage of ingredients, such as fruits and whole grain. If a product says it is made with real fruit and fruit juice does not believe it. Pictures of fruits on the package does not mean that fruits are used. It is puree concentrates as ingredients or powdered form. Similarly if strawberry fruit picture is on the label, it is not strawberry fruit itself used and it could be concentration or strawberry flavor.
The best source of fruit are whole fruit. When you feed kids give them fresh fruits like apples, bananas, strawberries, plums, pear and grapes. These will have natural ingredients and good for kids digestive system too!
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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: November 17, 2021