Are cereal bars really healthy?PDF-Download:
Food manufacturers often promote their products as „light“ or, such as in the case of cereal bars, „healthy“. If that is actually true, can only be verified by analyzing the nutritional values, a procedure which forms an important part of food quality control. The values of fat, saturated fatty acids, sugar and salt which are printed on the packaging represent an average of the content of each substance and relate to 100 ml respectively 100 g of the product. The cereal bars consist of a heterogeneous mixture of ingredients (nuts, raisins, oat flakes etc.), therefore the thorough homogenization of the sample is required to obtain meaningful analysis results.