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n=350 (food samples)
Nutritional characteristics and composition of the biscuits available in the Spanish market and biscuits marketed to children
Describe the characteristics and nutritonal composition of biscuits available in Spainish supermarkets, and compare biscuits marketed to children to all other biscuits.
Of the total 350 biscuits, the average energy content was 471.86 ± 35.83 kcal/100 g. Saturated fats were used in 53.1%, palm oil in 47.1% and added sugars in 90%. The median dietary fibre content was 3.2 g/100 g. 53 of the products were marketed to children and their mean energy content was 466.47 ± 19.31 kcal/100 g. High oleic sunflower oil was used in 67.9%, palm oil in 37.7%, and added sugars in 98.1%. The median dietary fibre content was 2.9 g/100 g. Biscuits marketed toward children had more added sugars, less dietary fiber, more oil, and a greater percentage featured promotional advertising in their packaging
Socorro Hoyos Vázquez M, García Castillo S, Rodríguez Dalgado J, Praena Crespo M.
Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria