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Gerber Fruit Puffs vs. Banana Chips

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Fight It: Banana Chips

Banana chips are dehydrated, deep-fried slices of banana covered in sugar. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. It goes down like this; some human or machine sucks the moisture out of our poor, defenseless yellow friends, covers them in sugar or a sugary substance, and then drenches 'em in extremely hot oil. In case there's still any confusion out there, these are NOT good for you. And it seems like such a horrible, mean thing to do to a perfectly healthy and potassium-packed fruit, yet it's done all the time. Do your part to stamp out this banana abuse. Avoid banana chips at all costs (BTW: We DO know about the supposedly low-cal banana crisps sold at Trader Joe's and we have serious suspicions about the accuracy of their nutritional information).

Serving Size: 1.5 oz.
Calories: 218
Fat: 14.1g
Sodium: 3mg
Carbs: 24.5g
Fiber: 3.2g
Sugars: 14.8g
Protein: 1g

* 5 Points!


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anonymous wrote:

My two-year-old likes whole, real bananas. I don't buy the gimmicky Gerber foods. Most of them aren't really healthy, anyway. (Just read the labels.) They're also very expensive because they are charging for the brand and for the hope that the parents will buy into it.

5/27/2010 04:27:13 PM Report Abuse

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