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Good Tasting Chewy Snack!
on March 30, 2014
This is the first time I have tried this product and must say, I love it!
The all-natural fruit strip states that it contains 1/2 serving of fruit in each strip. Each serving is 1 strip (30 in the container) and has : 45 calories, 0 Fat, 0 Cholesterol, 0 Sodium, 95mg Potassium, 12g Carbohydrates (1g fiber, 9g sugar) and 0 Protein [Two strips would then contain: 90 calories, 190mg Potassium, and 24 Carbs (2g fiber, 18g sugar].
The Ingredients are simple: apple, pear, and strawberry puree, natural strawberry flavor, and lemon juice concentrate.
For comparison, I looked up the Nutritional Facts for a cup of strawberries: 49 calories, 0.5 Fat, 0 Cholersterol, 1mg Sodium, 232.22mg Potassium, 11.7 Carbohydrates (11.7 fiber, 7.4 sugar), and 1g Protein.
The Fruit Leather is not just a bunch of strawberries so it cannot accurately be compared to a serving of Strawberries one-to-one. But it does provide a bit more data to help me make informed choices on what I am choosing as a snack (real raw fruit versa a processed pre-packaged fruit containing snack). Because it is a pre-packaged food, it also loses the additional nutrients of what we would get from eating the Raw fruit, such as a bunch of Vitamin C (per label data found, the strip has 4% where as a cup of strawberries contains about 149%) .
As far as a quick portable snack goes, however, this works great for me. It has a pleasant not-too-sweet taste and can go where ever I go. I realize that eating an apple or a serving of strawberries might be overall more healthy for me, but frankly for the convenience [these will not bruise or spoil and fit nicely in my purse] this is an alternative when eating raw fruit is not an option or, in place of grabbing a cookie or two. The price is also okay as I paid about $15 for 30, which is about $1 per two strips.
Each individually wrapped strip is stamped with a "best used by" date. Mine arrived 3/26/2014 and are stamped Best Used By 20 Feb 2015.
This is not a fruit substitute or a meal-replacement. If you are looking for "Super Healthy" All Raw and Natural snack/food, this is not for you. This is a commercial product with a shelf-life. If you want all natural and raw: buy local fresh foods and/or grow your own, make your own, and avoid pre-packaged and processed foods.