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So Nutritious Fake Blueberries!

Updated on March 11, 2011

Can't hardly believe this.

With the way the news travels these days and the way people are taking more care of themselves it's a wonder General Mills had the audacity to put this cereal on the market... and think they would get away with it.

This new cereal called, Total Blueberry Pomegranate, contains no Blueberries and no Pomegranate. Yet they still position that their new cereal is highly nutritious cereal with the words '100% nutrition' 'Blueberry' and 'Pomegranate' appearing right up on the front of the box in large letters. Makes you wonder where the FDA is. Oh, they're probably working diligently in keeping herbs out of the reach of children.

The blueberry-like appearance of small blue chunks in the cereal are done with the use of artificial colors (red #40 and blue #2) and combined with an assortment of various oils and sweeteners such as soybean oil and sugar.

'Funny,' consumers see the front of the package and think they're buying whats advertised. For General Mills to use these words and then fail to deliver, is a blatant lie, extremely deceptive and a prime example of false advertising. General Mills has tarnished its reputation and can not be trusted. Other companies have hopped aboard knowing that whole food has powerful nutritional support for preventing degenerative disease. General Mills has hopped aboard but purposely lost something in the translation. Makes one think what they slipped by us, and our children, in the past, but we already ate it.

Real Blueberries:

*Vitamin A - 79.9 IU 2%

*Beta Carotene 47.4 mcg 

*Vitamin C - 14.4 mg 24%

*Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) - .08 mg 4%

*Vitamin K - 28.6 mcg 36%

*Thiamin - 0.1 mg 4%

*Riboflavin - 0.1 mg 4%

*Niacin - 0.6 mg 3%

*Vitamin B6 - 0.1 mg 4%

*Folate - 8.9 mcg 2%

*Food Folate 8.9 mcg

*Dietary Folate Equivalents 8.9 mcg

*Pantothenic Acid - 0.2%

*Choline - 8.9 mg

*Betaine - 0.3 mg

Real Pomegranates:

*Vitamin C - 28.8 mg 48%

*Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) - 1.7 mg 8%

*Vitamin K - 46.2 mcg 58%
*Thiamin - 0.2 mg 13%

*Riboflavin - 0.1 mg 9%

*Niacin - 0.8 mg 4%

*Vitamin B6 - 0.2 mg 11%

*Folate - 107 mcg 27%

*Food Folate -107 mcg

*Dietary Folate Equivalents 107 mcg

*Pantothenic Acid - 1.1 mg 11%

*Choline - 21.4 mg


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