Food/Nutrition Bloopers from Restaurants,
Food Companies, Web sites and News Media

The following are actual quotes or observations (the latest entries are at the top). Click for our comments. Some of these errors/misinformation have been subsequently corrected by their source and some have not.

Health article goes nuts with cashew data

Article on major online health site states cashews are rich in fiber and carotenoids…

Online commenter says 1 g sugar in recipe is too high for diabetics

An online reader comments that a recipe for pickled eggs is “high carb, not good for diabetics”…

Cashew antioxidant content said same as blueberries

A skin-on cashew product label declares the product has antioxidant content similar to blueberries…

Packaged cookie shows serving size of 17 g

A packaged cookie comes in 17 g “bites,” each one being considered one serving...

Ads for a particular nut say it's high in antioxidants

A nut grower association claims that this particular tree nut is “loaded” with antioxidants...

Red meat, fried foods "high in trans fat" per cardiologist

A widely-published article from 2/2023 quotes cardiologists saying liver, fried foods, red meat, etc. are very high in trans fat...

Cookies and French fries described as "ultraprocessed" foods and a dementia risk

A major media news article describes French fries and cookies as “ultraprocessed foods” that can raise “risk for cognitive decline,” according to a 2022 study...

Impossible amount of vitamin K in blueberries

A food facts/info website states that blueberries contain “exactly 148 grams” of vitamin K per cup...

Granola nutrition label understates %DV of protein

The Nutrition Facts panel for a major-label granola shows protein at “3 grams, 3% Daily Value...”

Purple potato chips show 0 potassium content

A package of blue potato chips states one serving has 0% DV for potassium and 10% DV for iron...

"Worst" sauce for inflammation, weight gain

An online article warns of "one of the worst" sauces/condiments that can lead to inflammation, weight gain, etc...

A new bread with water as first ingredient

A new "low-net-carb" bread lists water as its first ingredient...

Chocolate snack with quinoa claims high fiber and protein

A line of dark-chocolate-based snacks is described as being “packed with fiber and protein” because it contains quinoa...

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