Unhealthy Foods That Seem Healthy
The 7 Biggest Food Label Lies
Food Label Lie #4: Mission Garden Spinach Wraps
The Crime: Mission’s “Garden Spinach” wraps are guilty of identity theft—there’s no spinach to be found in these crooked tortillas! (Related: Another spinach scam to avoid)
The Evidence: Along with a ton of unnatural, unhealthy ingredients like enriched flour, these spinach imposters contain less than 2 percent of “spinach powder” seasoning. Yum! And the wraps’ green color? Courtesy of food dyes yellow #5 and blue #1.
The Takeaway: Don’t judge a book by its cover—or a product by its package. The front label is little more than an advertisement for the company, so for legitimately useful information, look to the Nutrition Facts Panel and the ingredient statement. And remember: Just because a food is “flavored” like a whole food doesn’t mean it contains a whole food.
DECEPTION IS SERVED: What do a veggie sandwich, a turkey burger, and a chicken salad have in common? They’re all among The 10 Worst “Healthy” Foods in America, and they all eclipse the 1,000-calorie count.