Go Natural has announced that its flagship Nut Delight snack bar has achieved an impressive 4.5 health star rating, making it one of the healthiest and tastiest snack bars available on the market.
Based on a combination of Australian peanuts, walnuts, Brazil nuts and naturally sweetened with Australian honey, Go Natural’s Nut Delight is free from preservatives, artificial colours and flavours and contains no gluten, cholesterol or Trans fats.
A source of dietary fibre, protein and other essential nutrients, each 40g bar of Nut Delight contains over 70 per cent of nuts plus other phytochemicals such as antioxidant compounds and plant sterols.
Various studies have linked the rapid consumption in nuts over the last few years with improved heart health, better weight control, lower cholesterol and even a reduced risk of cancer.
Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend eating around 30g of nuts a day but an additional 10g of nuts a day can be used in place of other healthy fat foods as well.
According to Go Natural General Manager Joel White, Nut Delight bars are naturally low in sodium and saturated fats to help lower blood pressure and maintain a healthy heart.
“The new food standards code, together with the recently introduced health star rating, will help consumers have faith in the health claims that are being made, so they can make the right decision for a balanced and nutritious diet. Go Natural is really proud to now demonstrate that our Nut Delight product is one of the healthiest choices out there,” White said.
The new food labelling standard 1.2.7 for Nutrition, Health and Related Claims requires that in order for a product to make high and general level health claims, the product must meet the nutrient profiling scoring criterion set by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).
Part of Go Natural’s wide range of healthy snack bars, Nut Delight can be found in the health food aisle in all the leading supermarkets and across a variety of other retail outlets, such as convenience stores and petrol stations.