Calories in Aldi Sea Queen Imitation crab meat

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Nutrition Facts Aldi Sea Queen Imitation crab meat

Amount Per 0.5 cup
Calories 80 Kcal (335 kJ)
Calories from fat 0 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 450mg 19%
Total Carbs 11g 4%
Sugars 3g 12%
Protein 8g 16%

* 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: 1.6, PointsPlus: 2, SmartPoints: 2
    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
  • Contains controversial artificial colors
    Once upon a time, there were no food colorings. Then folks figured out that food looks better and sells more when it can be enlivened through dyes. For most of food history, the dyes were from natural sources beet juice for red, turmeric for yellow,etc. However, in the quest to increase color intensity and lower manufacturing costs, cheap artificial dyes were introduced to market.Unfortunately they pose a risk for hyperactivity in children, cancer, and allergic reactions.
  • 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.
  • Contains MSG-like ingredients
    People sensitive to MSG may also be sensitive to MSG-like substances. These are glutamates or chemically similar items added to improve a product's taste. Here is a short list of common MSG-like substances (see our blog for more): - Yeast extract - Autolyzed yeast - Hydrolyzed proteins
  • Includes bug powder. Check out carmine
    Carmine is a red food coloring made of ground up powdered Cochineal insects. Originating in Aztec Mexico, the females set up shop on cactii, where they breed and eat. The male lives for just one short week to reproduce and then dies. The Aztecs would collect the bugs, briefly boil them in water, dry the bodies in the sun and then pulverize them into a fine scarlet powder known as cochineal or carmine. The powder dye was used for royal garments and was later coveted by the Spanish conquistadors who brought it back to Europe. Food manufacturers began using it about 100 years ago to add luster to products such as pork sausages, dried shrimp, candies, jams, and maraschino cherries. Manufacturers prefer not to disclose their use of carmine and instead added "artificial color" to their ingredient list. Starting January 1, 2011, FDA mandates them to clearly identify the colorings as carmine or cochineal extract on food labels to help consumers identity the cause of their allergic reaction and avoid the colorings in the future.
  • Contains Carrageenan!
    Carrageenan is an additive made from seaweed. It is used as a thickener in products such as ice cream, jelly, chocolate milk, infant formula, cottage cheese. It is a vegetarian and vegan alternative to gelatin.It has been used for hundreds of years in Ireland and China, but only made headway into modern food processing in the last 50 years. The processing steps after harvesting the seaweed include drying, grounding, filtration, treatment with potassium hydroxide, removal of cellulose by centrifuge, concentration by evaporation, drying, and grounding. Interestingly, the Philippines account for the vast majority of the world supply of carrageenan.In some animal studies, carrageenan was shown to cause intestinal lacerations and tumors. A 2001 meta-study of 45 peer-reviewed studies concluded that carrageenan consumption may result in gastrointestinal malignancy and inflammatory bowel.The FDA has approved carrageenan as safe, basing its decision on industry funded studies. European agencies and the World Health Organization have also deemed carrageenan safe, with the exception of infant formula. The fear is the a baby's gut may be unable to handle the large carrageenan molecules.In some individuals carrageenan may cause intestinal discomfort or worse.
  • One of the worst products in its category
    This product is in the bottom 10% of the products in its category

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Imitation crab meat Ingredients

artificial flavor, extracts of crab, oyster, scallop, lobster, and fish (salmon, anchovy, bonito, cutlassfish), refined fish oil (anchovy, sardine), rice wine (rice, water, koji yeast, salt), sea salt, modified tapioca starch, carrageenan, yam flour, hydrolyzed soy, corn and wheat proteins, potassium chloride, disodium inosinate and guanylate, sodium pyrophosphate, carmine, paprika, color added.

% RDI of Main Nutrition Facts

of RDI* (80 calories) 85 g
  • Cal: 4 %
  • Fat: 0 %
  • Carb: 3.7 %
  • Prot: 16 %
  • 0%
    RDI norm*

Calories Breakdown

  • Carbs (57.9%)
  • Protein (42.1%)
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