Fruit N' Grain bars are made by Kellogg's and currently go by the name Nutri-Grain. Nutri-Grain bars feature a cereal-like crust with a fruit filling. Nutri-Grain bars are available in seven fruit flavors along with two fruit fusion flavors and one yogurt bar. All Nutri-Grain fruit flavors have similar nutritional facts. Apple cinnamon is one of the original flavors and most popular Nutri-Grain bars.
The Nutri-Grain Apple Cinnamon bar contains 120 calories with 30 calories coming from fat. Those 30 calories come from 3 g of fat, which is 5 percent of recommended daily intake for a 2000 calorie diet. The bar contain 24 g of carbohydrates, half of which are from sugar. Dietary fiber provides 3 g of carbohydrates, which is equivalent to 10 percent recommended daily intake. Nutri-Grain bars contain 2 g of protein per serving, which is one full bar.
Vitamins and Minerals
Nutri-Grain bars contain various vitamins and minerals. The apple cinnamon bar contains several vitamins in the B complex, including thiamin at 15 percent of recommended daily intake, riboflavin and niacin at 25 percent, folic acid at 10 percent and vitamin B6 at 25 percent. The bar also contain 15 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A. Nutri-Grain Apple Cinnamon contains 10 percent of your recommended daily intake of iron and zinc, as well as 25 percent of your recommended daily intake of calcium.
You can ascertain various health benefits from the different B complex vitamins in Nutri-Grain bars. Thiamin and riboflavin, which are vitamins B1 and B2 respectively, help your body produce energy and aid in the health of your nerves, heart and muscles. Vitamin B6 aids in the production of healthy red blood cells and also helps your body break down proteins. Folic acid, which is vitamin B9, is also helpful to the production of red blood cells and helps the cells of your body produce DNA.
Despite the fact that this bar is apple flavored, it does not contain the same nutrition you can get from a real apple. The most notable difference is the lack of vitamin C in a Nutri-Grain Apple Cinnamon bar. According to the nutrition facts, the Nutri-Grain Apple Cinnamon bar contains zero percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C for a 2000 calorie diet. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin to your health because of its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help your immune system fight free radicals.
The Nutri-Grain bars are marketed as "cereal bars," which may indicate that they can function as meal replacements for a healthy breakfast. If you eat three meals daily on a 2,000 calorie diet, a Nutri-Grain bar offers less than one third of the nutrition you need to get through your day. It offers only 130 calories, which covers less than 7 percent of your caloric needs for the day. The bar offers zero percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C, a vitamin you may usually get from breakfast foods such as fruits and orange juice.