This viral image shows exactly what Nutella actually consists of
Controversially, I think Nutella is completely overrated.
Sadly I’ve never come across another living breathing human who shares that opinion so now I sit alone on top of a high Nutella-free horse.
Unsurprisingly the chocolate hazelnut spread is really bad for you and contains more fat and sugar than anything else. A viral image is being widely shared on the Internet again as it depicts exactly what is in a jar of Nutella before everything is mixed together.
Uploaded to Reddit by user Mr Flow, the image shows the layers of sugar, crushed hazelnuts, cocoa, skim milk powder, cocoa and palm oil.
According to nutritionist Meghan Telpner, the spread is so laden with sugar, it should be immediately banned from every breakfast table.
“Nutella contains 70% saturated fat and processed sugar by weight. A two-tablespoon (37 gram) serving of Nutella contains 200 calories including 99 calories from 11 grams of fat (3.5g of which are saturated) and 80 calories from 21 grams of sugar,” writes Telpner.
In addition, the spread contains 15mg of sodium and just two sad little grams of protein per serving. The fat content in here wouldn't be a problem if it were from a clean source. Modified palm oil, however, is far from clean. It is one of the more toxic and damaging types of fats we can consume. And don't even get me started on that amount of sugar.”
Palm Oil is also a controversial ingredient and is widely campaigned against by animal rights activists.
According to The Huffington Post, the habitat destruction and conversion of forest associated with palm oil is “currently the greatest threat” to the future of wild orangutans.
Robert Shumaker, the Indianapolis Zoo’s vice president of conservation and life sciences said:
“Extinction will be the sad reality if forest continues to be destroyed to promote the development of palm oil.”