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What Really Goes Into Each Jar Of Nutella

Many people prefer Nutella to peanut butter, jam or plain butter on bread, and I've known a couple or three people who really go gaga for the stuff, eating it up by the jar as a staple in their pantry.  

But given the sweet, chocolaty and deliciously hazelnutty taste of Nutella I've always thought it must be terrible for you and contain very few hazelnuts - and I was right on both counts.

Redditor MrFlow shared this eye opening image originally created by the Consumer Center in Hamburg, Germany that clearly reveals what actually goes into each jar of Nutella.

And although this graphic shows a jar of Nutella is about half sugar the information on the label indicates it might contain even more sugar than that:

While Nutella contains just five ingredients (palm oil, cocoa, hazelnuts, skimmed milk powder, and sugar), a whopping half of the stuff is sugar.

According to its nutritional label, a jar of Nutella has 21 grams of sugar per 37 grams of spread (two tablespoons), meaning that in reality more than half is sugar. Much of the rest is palm oil — solid fat some claim causes cancer.

Peanut butter wins again!

-Via Daily Mail

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

The whole thing about the image potentially being wrong is misleading in itself - the picture is by volume, and the label is by weight. If the sugar is denser than the other ingredients, then yes, it can be half by volume and more than half by weight.
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