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Original natural buttery spread - Earth Balance - 425g

Original natural buttery spread - Earth Balance - 425g

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Barcode: 0033776011703 (EAN / EAN-13) 033776011703 (UPC / UPC-A)

Quantity: 425g

Packaging: Pp-lid, Pp-tub

Brands: Earth Balance, Palmolive ulta strength

Brand owner: Pinnacle Foods Group LLC

Categories: Fats

Labels, certifications, awards: Vegetarian, Vegan, Verified

Countries where sold: France, United States

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Ingredients

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    15 ingredients


    oil blend (palm fruit, canola, soybean, flax and olive oils), water, contains less than 2% of salt, natural flavor, pea protein, sunflower lecithin, lactic acid (non-dairy), and naturally extracted annatto (color)
    Allergens: Soybeans

Food processing

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    Ultra processed foods


    Elements that indicate the product is in the 4 - Ultra processed food and drink products group:

    • Additive: E160b - Annatto
    • Additive: E322 - Lecithins
    • Ingredient: Colour
    • Ingredient: Flavouring

    Food products are classified into 4 groups according to their degree of processing:

    1. Unprocessed or minimally processed foods
    2. Processed culinary ingredients
    3. Processed foods
    4. Ultra processed foods

    The determination of the group is based on the category of the product and on the ingredients it contains.

    Learn more about the NOVA classification

Additives

  • E270 - Lactic acid


    Lactic acid: Lactic acid is an organic compound with the formula CH3CH-OH-COOH. In its solid state, it is white and water-soluble. In its liquid state, it is colorless. It is produced both naturally and synthetically. With a hydroxyl group adjacent to the carboxyl group, lactic acid is classified as an alpha-hydroxy acid -AHA-. In the form of its conjugate base called lactate, it plays a role in several biochemical processes. In solution, it can ionize a proton from the carboxyl group, producing the lactate ion CH3CH-OH-CO−2. Compared to acetic acid, its pKa is 1 unit less, meaning lactic acid deprotonates ten times more easily than acetic acid does. This higher acidity is the consequence of the intramolecular hydrogen bonding between the α-hydroxyl and the carboxylate group. Lactic acid is chiral, consisting of two optical isomers. One is known as L--+--lactic acid or -S--lactic acid and the other, its mirror image, is D--−--lactic acid or -R--lactic acid. A mixture of the two in equal amounts is called DL-lactic acid, or racemic lactic acid. Lactic acid is hygroscopic. DL-lactic acid is miscible with water and with ethanol above its melting point which is around 17 or 18 °C. D-lactic acid and L-lactic acid have a higher melting point. In animals, L-lactate is constantly produced from pyruvate via the enzyme lactate dehydrogenase -LDH- in a process of fermentation during normal metabolism and exercise. It does not increase in concentration until the rate of lactate production exceeds the rate of lactate removal, which is governed by a number of factors, including monocarboxylate transporters, concentration and isoform of LDH, and oxidative capacity of tissues. The concentration of blood lactate is usually 1–2 mM at rest, but can rise to over 20 mM during intense exertion and as high as 25 mM afterward. In addition to other biological roles, L-lactic acid is the primary endogenous agonist of hydroxycarboxylic acid receptor 1 -HCA1-, which is a Gi/o-coupled G protein-coupled receptor -GPCR-.In industry, lactic acid fermentation is performed by lactic acid bacteria, which convert simple carbohydrates such as glucose, sucrose, or galactose to lactic acid. These bacteria can also grow in the mouth; the acid they produce is responsible for the tooth decay known as caries. In medicine, lactate is one of the main components of lactated Ringer's solution and Hartmann's solution. These intravenous fluids consist of sodium and potassium cations along with lactate and chloride anions in solution with distilled water, generally in concentrations isotonic with human blood. It is most commonly used for fluid resuscitation after blood loss due to trauma, surgery, or burns.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • E322 - Lecithins


    Lecithin: Lecithin -UK: , US: , from the Greek lekithos, "egg yolk"- is a generic term to designate any group of yellow-brownish fatty substances occurring in animal and plant tissues, which are amphiphilic – they attract both water and fatty substances -and so are both hydrophilic and lipophilic-, and are used for smoothing food textures, dissolving powders -emulsifying-, homogenizing liquid mixtures, and repelling sticking materials.Lecithins are mixtures of glycerophospholipids including phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylinositol, phosphatidylserine, and phosphatidic acid.Lecithin was first isolated in 1845 by the French chemist and pharmacist Theodore Gobley. In 1850, he named the phosphatidylcholine lécithine. Gobley originally isolated lecithin from egg yolk—λέκιθος lekithos is "egg yolk" in Ancient Greek—and established the complete chemical formula of phosphatidylcholine in 1874; in between, he had demonstrated the presence of lecithin in a variety of biological matters, including venous blood, in human lungs, bile, human brain tissue, fish eggs, fish roe, and chicken and sheep brain. Lecithin can easily be extracted chemically using solvents such as hexane, ethanol, acetone, petroleum ether, benzene, etc., or extraction can be done mechanically. It is usually available from sources such as soybeans, eggs, milk, marine sources, rapeseed, cottonseed, and sunflower. It has low solubility in water, but is an excellent emulsifier. In aqueous solution, its phospholipids can form either liposomes, bilayer sheets, micelles, or lamellar structures, depending on hydration and temperature. This results in a type of surfactant that usually is classified as amphipathic. Lecithin is sold as a food additive and dietary supplement. In cooking, it is sometimes used as an emulsifier and to prevent sticking, for example in nonstick cooking spray.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • E322i - Lecithin


    Lecithin: Lecithin -UK: , US: , from the Greek lekithos, "egg yolk"- is a generic term to designate any group of yellow-brownish fatty substances occurring in animal and plant tissues, which are amphiphilic – they attract both water and fatty substances -and so are both hydrophilic and lipophilic-, and are used for smoothing food textures, dissolving powders -emulsifying-, homogenizing liquid mixtures, and repelling sticking materials.Lecithins are mixtures of glycerophospholipids including phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylinositol, phosphatidylserine, and phosphatidic acid.Lecithin was first isolated in 1845 by the French chemist and pharmacist Theodore Gobley. In 1850, he named the phosphatidylcholine lécithine. Gobley originally isolated lecithin from egg yolk—λέκιθος lekithos is "egg yolk" in Ancient Greek—and established the complete chemical formula of phosphatidylcholine in 1874; in between, he had demonstrated the presence of lecithin in a variety of biological matters, including venous blood, in human lungs, bile, human brain tissue, fish eggs, fish roe, and chicken and sheep brain. Lecithin can easily be extracted chemically using solvents such as hexane, ethanol, acetone, petroleum ether, benzene, etc., or extraction can be done mechanically. It is usually available from sources such as soybeans, eggs, milk, marine sources, rapeseed, cottonseed, and sunflower. It has low solubility in water, but is an excellent emulsifier. In aqueous solution, its phospholipids can form either liposomes, bilayer sheets, micelles, or lamellar structures, depending on hydration and temperature. This results in a type of surfactant that usually is classified as amphipathic. Lecithin is sold as a food additive and dietary supplement. In cooking, it is sometimes used as an emulsifier and to prevent sticking, for example in nonstick cooking spray.
    Source: Wikipedia

Ingredients analysis

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    Palm oil content unknown


    Unrecognized ingredients: Oil-blend, Palm-fruit, Contains-less-than-2-of-salt, Non-dairy, And-naturally-extracted-annatto

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    Vegan


    No non-vegan ingredients

    Unrecognized ingredients: Oil-blend, Palm-fruit, Flax, Contains-less-than-2-of-salt, Non-dairy, And-naturally-extracted-annatto

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    Vegetarian


    No non-vegetarian ingredients detected

    Unrecognized ingredients: Oil-blend, Palm-fruit, Flax, Contains-less-than-2-of-salt, Non-dairy, And-naturally-extracted-annatto

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    oil blend (palm fruit, canola, soybean, flax, olive oils), water, contains less than 2% of salt, natural flavor, pea protein, sunflower lecithin, lactic acid (non-dairy), and naturally extracted annatto (color)
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      4. flax -> en:flax - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 25
      5. olive oils -> en:olive-oil - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - from_palm_oil: no - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 20
    2. water -> en:water - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 50
    3. contains less than 2% of salt -> en:contains-less-than-2-of-salt - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 33.3333333333333
    4. natural flavor -> en:natural-flavouring - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 25
    5. pea protein -> en:pea-protein - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 20
    6. sunflower lecithin -> en:sunflower-lecithin - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 16.6666666666667
    7. lactic acid -> en:e270 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 14.2857142857143
      1. non-dairy -> en:non-dairy - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 14.2857142857143
    8. and naturally extracted annatto -> en:and-naturally-extracted-annatto - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 12.5
      1. color -> en:colour - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 12.5

Nutrition

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    Bad nutritional quality


    ⚠️ Warning: the amount of fiber is not specified, their possible positive contribution to the grade could not be taken into account.
    ⚠️ Warning: the amount of fruits, vegetables and nuts is not specified on the label, it was estimated from the list of ingredients: 0

    This product is not considered a beverage for the calculation of the Nutri-Score.

    The product is in the fats category, the points for saturated fat are replaced by the points for the saturated fat / fat ratio.

    Positive points: 0

    • Proteins: 0 / 5 (value: 0, rounded value: 0)
    • Fiber: 0 / 5 (value: 0, rounded value: 0)
    • Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and colza/walnut/olive oils: 0 / 5 (value: 0, rounded value: 0)

    Negative points: 19

    • Energy: 8 / 10 (value: 2989, rounded value: 2989)
    • Sugars: 0 / 10 (value: 0, rounded value: 0)
    • Saturated fat / fat ratio: 3 / 10 (value: 27.2750413643884, rounded value: 27.3)
    • Sodium: 8 / 10 (value: 762, rounded value: 762)

    The points for proteins are not counted because the negative points are greater or equal to 11.

    Score nutritionnel: 19 (19 - 0)

    Nutri-Score: E

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    Sugars in low quantity (0%)


    What you need to know
    • A high consumption of sugar can cause weight gain and tooth decay. It also augments the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardio-vascular diseases.

    Recommendation: Limit the consumption of sugar and sugary drinks
    • Sugary drinks (such as sodas, fruit beverages, and fruit juices and nectars) should be limited as much as possible (no more than 1 glass a day).
    • Choose products with lower sugar content and reduce the consumption of products with added sugars.
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    Salt in high quantity (1.91%)


    What you need to know
    • A high consumption of salt (or sodium) can cause raised blood pressure, which can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.
    • Many people who have high blood pressure do not know it, as there are often no symptoms.
    • Most people consume too much salt (on average 9 to 12 grams per day), around twice the recommended maximum level of intake.

    Recommendation: Limit the consumption of salt and salted food
    • Reduce the quantity of salt used when cooking, and don't salt again at the table.
    • Limit the consumption of salty snacks and choose products with lower salt content.

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    Nutrition facts


    Nutrition facts As sold
    for 100 g / 100 ml
    As sold
    per serving (1 Tbsp (14 g))
    Compared to: Fats
    Energy 2,989 kj
    (714 kcal)
    418 kj
    (100 kcal)
    -8%
    Fat 78.57 g 11 g -8%
    Saturated fat 21.43 g 3 g +7%
    Monounsaturated fat 35.71 g 5 g -23%
    Polyunsaturated fat 21.43 g 3 g +13%
    Trans fat 0 g 0 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg 0 mg -100%
    Carbohydrates 0 g 0 g -100%
    Sugars 0 g 0 g -100%
    Fiber ? ?
    Proteins 0 g 0 g -100%
    Salt 1.905 g 0.267 g +947%
    Fruits‚ vegetables‚ nuts and rapeseed‚ walnut and olive oils (estimate from ingredients list analysis) 0 % 0 %
Serving size: 1 Tbsp (14 g)

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