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Nutri-Score will not apply to olive oil as it shows up as less healthy than Coca-Cola
20 November 2018 @ 12:37

A COLOUR scheme showing how nutritious or otherwise groceries on sale in Spanish supermarkets are will not be used for olive oil, since the algorithms used show it to be far less healthy than Coca-Cola Zero, and the same as tomato ketchup.

Whilst exceptionally high in fat, most of these are unsaturated and olive oil consumed in moderation helps lower 'bad' cholesterol and speed up the metabolism, meaning its calorie content is not the end of the story.

Eaten sparingly, olive oil is good for the heart, joints and circulation and is recommended as part of a healthy, Mediterranean-style diet.

But using the State health authority's soon-to-be-introduced 'Nutri-Score' system, which codes food and drink from A to E and a sliding colour scale from dark green to red – A and dark green being the healthiest and E and red being the least-nutritious – means sugar-free soft drinks come out as a B, or light green, whilst olive oil rates the same as tomato ketchup, as a D, or orange.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com

 



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