Calories in BeneFit Banana chocolate chunk bar

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Nutrition Facts BeneFit Banana chocolate chunk bar

Amount Per 1 bar
Calories 280 Kcal (1172 kJ)
Calories from fat 72 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 220mg 9%
Total Carbs 48g 16%
Sugars 23g 92%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 5g 10%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Calcium 20mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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Ingredients And Nutrition Overview

  • WeightWatchers Points: 5.7, PointsPlus: 7, SmartPoints: 12
    WeightWatchers Points are estimated by carbohydrates, fats, protein and fiber in product. They are not an affirmation of better quality or nutritional value of the product or its manufacturer. Only way to count for dieters. Less points are better.
    Read more at Weight watchers diet review
  • 6 tsp of sugars per serving
    This includes both naturally occurring and added sugars. According to the USDA, every man woman and child in the US consumes approximately 80 pounds of caloric sweeteners per year! That works out to 25 tsp of sugars per day, or 400 extra calories!
  • Mostly whole grains here
    Whole grains are a great source of fiber and other nutrients. Fiber is one of the most important things we need in our diet. Here is what fiber does for you: - Fiber helps your body process food from one end to the other. - Fiber plays an important role in mediating the blood sugar spikes from carbohydrate-rich food. Whole grains are not the only way to get fiber, BUT by choosing them instead of processed grains you've made a smart choice. If you'd like to eat a bit better, try for something with 100% whole grains. Next time try for 100% whole grains...
  • For dieters: FoodPoints value is 7
    * FoodPoints are calculated by Fooducate based on fats, carbs, fiber, and protein. They are not an endorsement or approval of the product or its manufacturer. The fewer points - the better.
  • Multiple sugar ingredients listed
    Many times, manufacturers add several different types of sugar in order to make the sugar appear lower in the ingredient list.
  • Highly Processed!
    This product is highly processed. If you'll take a look at its ingredient list, you'll discover new words to add to your vocabulary. Many of theses ingredients are required to increase the shelf life of the product and improve the flavor that disappears when food is not fresh.
  • Is this a snack or a meal replacement bar?
    Most bars are marketed as snacks, but buyer beware! Many oversized bars are actually meal replacement bars. They're not meant to be a snack, they're meant to be a meal. Check the nutrition label. Anything over 40 grams (one and a half ounces) is in meal territory.
  • Learn why bars don't get high grades
    The health halo of some bars is not always justified. Check the ingredients and sugar content of many and you'll see that they may not be much more than candy in disguise. The higher quality bars are composed of simple, understandable ingredients. But even they are highly sweetened (whether sugar or fruit sources) Bars should be viewed as a snack for once in a while, not a daily meal replacement solution. And that's why they don't get A's.
  • RECIPE: Vegan granola bar
    Cereal Bar Recipe (Vegan) (makes 12 or 24) 1/2 cup nut butter 2 bananas, mashed 1/2 cup whole nuts (choose your favorite) 1 ½ cup total of dried fruits (cherries, cranberries, apricots, raisins, coconut, etc.) 1 cup rolled oats 1 tsp vanilla (optional) Pinch cinnamon (optional) 1/4 cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds (optional) Preheat oven to 350 F. In a food processor, coarsely chop nuts and dried fruits. Mix nut butter and bananas until a paste forms. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. Spoon into lightly greased muffin cups and bake for 15 minutes. Can be stored in refrigerator for 5 days. For one granola bite (12 in recipe) = 190 calories, 8.4 g fat, 26.7 g carbohydrates, 5.4 g protein, 3.1 g fiber, 52 mg sodium, 5 FoodPoints.
  • Natural flavors added. Learn why
    Companies add flavorings to make products taste better. They are created in a lab and the formulations are guarded as trade secrets. Flavorings can compensate for flavor loss during processing, substitute for ingredients, lower production costs and increase shelf stability. Natural flavorings are more expensive to source than artificial flavors, but tend to be better received by consumers. People sensitive to MSG, vegans, vegetarians and those with allergies should pay special attention to the phrase "natural flavorings" since glutamates, animal products or allergens may be the source of natural flavors. You can always contact the manufacturer for more information.
  • Learn about inulin, a fiber "additive"
    Inulin is a naturally occurring fiber found in high concentrations in chicory roots. What makes it popular with food manufacturers is its ability to successfully mix with other ingredients without ruining their flavor. It’s slightly sweet, about a quarter sweet as sugar. However, it is being added very liberally to some foods. This may result in flatulence for some people...
  • Learn about soy lecithin, found here
    Lecithins are oily substances that occur naturally in plants (soybeans) and animals (egg yolks). Soy lecithin possesses emulsification properties. This means it can keep a candy bar “together” by making sure that the cocoa and the cocoa butter don’t separate. It is also used in bakery items to keep the dough from sticking and to improve its ability to rise.
  • Learn about Xanthan Gum, found here
    Xanthan gum is an emulsifier. It helps ingredients blend more effectively and stay blended while waiting on a shelf. For example – water and oil mixtures, as well as bits of spice in a salad dressing. Xanthan Gum is made by fermenting corn sugar with a bacteria, Xanthomonas campestris. It’s the same bacteria that creates black spots on broccoli and cauliflower. The result is a slimy goo that is then dried up and ground into a fine white powder.

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% RDI of Main Nutrition Facts

of RDI* (280 calories) 71 g
  • Cal: 14 %
  • Fat: 12.3 %
  • Carb: 16 %
  • Prot: 10 %
  • 0%
    RDI norm*

Calories Breakdown

  • Carbs (67.6%)
  • Fat (25.4%)
  • Protein (7%)
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