Odwalla bars are billed as a kosher and non-GMO, or genetically modified organism, means for gaining nutrition. Odwalla bars also contain organic ingredients, though they are not 100 percent organic, according to product information. The bars provide a combination of carbohydrates, protein and fat along with omega-3 fatty acids and several vitamins and minerals.
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An Odwalla Berries Go Mega bar has 220 calories, 45 of which come from fat. That makes up 7 percent of your recommended daily intake for fat if you consume a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet. Some 0.5 g fat is saturated fat, while 2.5 g is polyunsaturated fat and 1 g is monounsaturated fat. The omega-3 fatty acids in the bar come from ground flaxseed, according to product information. There are 1,000 mg omega-3 fatty acids in one bar. Ground golden flax is the second most prevalent ingredient in the bar.
The top ingredient in Odwalla Berries Go Mega Bar is brown rice syrup, a form of sugar. Overall, the bar has 20 g sugars, which is about half of its carbohydrate content. Other sugar sources in the bar include date puree, dried sweetened cranberries, whole dried sweetened blueberries and plum puree. Overall the bar has 41 g carbs, which is about 14 percent of the recommended daily amount for a 2,000-calorie diet. Other carb sources include organic rolled oats, organic oat flour and raisins. Dried strawberries and raspberries make up less than 2 percent of the bar.
An Odwalla Berries Go Mega bar has 5 g protein. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends you take in 56 g protein daily if you are a man and 46 g protein a day if you are a woman. One source of protein in the bar is organic soy butter, which is made from soybeans, soy oil and sea salt.
Beta-carotene, folic acid and vitamin E are all added to this Odwalla bar. The bar provides 25 percent of the daily requirement for folate and 50 percent of the daily requirement for beta-carotene and vitamin E. It also gives you 25 percent of your daily calcium needs and 8 percent of the iron you need daily, according to the MyFitnessPal.com.
One Odwalla bar gives you 5 g dietary fiber. Men age 19 to 50 need 38 g fiber daily and women age 19 to 50 need 25 g, according to the USDA’s recommended dietary reference intakes. After age 50 men need 30 g daily fiber and women need 21 g.