5-STAR FOODS BOOSTED WITH B12
We chose three B12 fortified foods for Product Review – So Good Soy Milk (Sanitarium), Vegie Delights Savoury Mince (Life Health Foods), and Wellness Road Nutritional Yeast Flakes (Coles). These 5-star products set the standard for what you should be looking for on the nutrition facts panel of similar B12-fortified plant products. Australia’s Health Star Rating is a front-of-pack labelling system that rates the overall nutritional profile of packaged food and assigns it a rating from ½ a star to 5 stars. It provides a quick, easy, standard way to compare similar packaged foods.
SO GOOD REGULAR SOY MILK
Ingredients: Filtered water, soy protein (3.5%), corn maltodextrin, vegetable oils (sunflower, canola), cane sugar, minerals (calcium, phosphorus, magnesium), acidity regulators (332, 450), antioxidant (ascorbic acid), vitamins (A, B12, D2, B2, B1), natural flavour. Glycemic Index: 37
VEGIE DELIGHTS SAVOURY VEGIE MINCE
Ingredients: Water, Vegetable Protein (23%) (Soy, Colour Caramel), Tomato, Onion, Garlic, Sugar, Salt, Flavour, Spices, Thickener (Xanthan Gum), Sunflower Oil, Minerals (Zinc, Iron), Vitamin (B12), Colour Caramel
Nutritional yeast flakes add a savoury cheesy flavour to dips, dressings, sauces, spreads and soups. They are made from a variety of Sarrcharomyces cerevisiae and are inactive (don’t make food rise or ferment). Manufacturers grow nutritional yeast on a variety of sources including blackstrap molasses, whey and sugar beets. They add the B vitamins during processing.