Cashew antioxidant content said same as blueberries

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



Even blueberries are generally poor sources of the nutrients considered to be antioxidants for purposes of nutrition labeling. Regardless, any time there is a claim about a nutrient (e.g., “antioxidants”), that nutrient must be named (i.e., which antioxidants?) and its content/amount in the subject food must be shown. Otherwise, there is no way to verify the claim. Additionally, when there is a comparison of different foods (e.g., nuts vs berries) there must be a statement on the product label (and any advertising, website, etc.) showing the stats for amount of that nutrient in each of the foods being compared, and both must be for one regulation serving size of that food. Even if there were no comparison to blueberries here, the nutrition panel for the cashews does not list any antioxidants (there are 3 vitamins and one mineral that would qualify; none is shown). Other errors appear on this product’s label/marketing. Ask us what should have been written/presented for regulatory compliance and better marketing.


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