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Mother's, margarine

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Barcode: 0028100419829 (EAN / EAN-13) 028100419829 (UPC / UPC-A)

Brands: Mother's

Brand owner: Mother's Food Products Inc.

Categories: Plant-based foods and beverages, Plant-based foods, Fats, Spreads, Plant-based spreads, Salted spreads, Spreadable fats, Vegetable fats, Margarines

Countries where sold: United States

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Ingredients

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    11 ingredients


    Liquid and partially hydrogenated soybean oil, water, salt, liquid and partially hydrogenated corn oil, soy lecithin, potassium sorbate (a preservative), natural and artificial flavor, beta carotene (color), vitamin a palmitate added.
    Allergens: Soybeans

Food processing

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    Ultra processed foods


    Elements that indicate the product is in the 4 - Ultra processed food and drink products group:

    • Additive: E160a - Carotene
    • Additive: E322 - Lecithins
    • Ingredient: Colour
    • Ingredient: Flavouring

    Food products are classified into 4 groups according to their degree of processing:

    1. Unprocessed or minimally processed foods
    2. Processed culinary ingredients
    3. Processed foods
    4. Ultra processed foods

    The determination of the group is based on the category of the product and on the ingredients it contains.

    Learn more about the NOVA classification

Additives

  • E160a - Carotene


    Carotene: The term carotene -also carotin, from the Latin carota, "carrot"- is used for many related unsaturated hydrocarbon substances having the formula C40Hx, which are synthesized by plants but in general cannot be made by animals -with the exception of some aphids and spider mites which acquired the synthesizing genes from fungi-. Carotenes are photosynthetic pigments important for photosynthesis. Carotenes contain no oxygen atoms. They absorb ultraviolet, violet, and blue light and scatter orange or red light, and -in low concentrations- yellow light. Carotenes are responsible for the orange colour of the carrot, for which this class of chemicals is named, and for the colours of many other fruits, vegetables and fungi -for example, sweet potatoes, chanterelle and orange cantaloupe melon-. Carotenes are also responsible for the orange -but not all of the yellow- colours in dry foliage. They also -in lower concentrations- impart the yellow coloration to milk-fat and butter. Omnivorous animal species which are relatively poor converters of coloured dietary carotenoids to colourless retinoids have yellowed-coloured body fat, as a result of the carotenoid retention from the vegetable portion of their diet. The typical yellow-coloured fat of humans and chickens is a result of fat storage of carotenes from their diets. Carotenes contribute to photosynthesis by transmitting the light energy they absorb to chlorophyll. They also protect plant tissues by helping to absorb the energy from singlet oxygen, an excited form of the oxygen molecule O2 which is formed during photosynthesis. β-Carotene is composed of two retinyl groups, and is broken down in the mucosa of the human small intestine by β-carotene 15‚15'-monooxygenase to retinal, a form of vitamin A. β-Carotene can be stored in the liver and body fat and converted to retinal as needed, thus making it a form of vitamin A for humans and some other mammals. The carotenes α-carotene and γ-carotene, due to their single retinyl group -β-ionone ring-, also have some vitamin A activity -though less than β-carotene-, as does the xanthophyll carotenoid β-cryptoxanthin. All other carotenoids, including lycopene, have no beta-ring and thus no vitamin A activity -although they may have antioxidant activity and thus biological activity in other ways-. Animal species differ greatly in their ability to convert retinyl -beta-ionone- containing carotenoids to retinals. Carnivores in general are poor converters of dietary ionone-containing carotenoids. Pure carnivores such as ferrets lack β-carotene 15‚15'-monooxygenase and cannot convert any carotenoids to retinals at all -resulting in carotenes not being a form of vitamin A for this species-; while cats can convert a trace of β-carotene to retinol, although the amount is totally insufficient for meeting their daily retinol needs.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • E160ai - Beta-carotene


    Beta-Carotene: β-Carotene is an organic, strongly colored red-orange pigment abundant in plants and fruits. It is a member of the carotenes, which are terpenoids -isoprenoids-, synthesized biochemically from eight isoprene units and thus having 40 carbons. Among the carotenes, β-carotene is distinguished by having beta-rings at both ends of the molecule. β-Carotene is biosynthesized from geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate.β-Carotene is the most common form of carotene in plants. When used as a food coloring, it has the E number E160a. The structure was deduced by Karrer et al. in 1930. In nature, β-carotene is a precursor -inactive form- to vitamin A via the action of beta-carotene 15‚15'-monooxygenase.Isolation of β-carotene from fruits abundant in carotenoids is commonly done using column chromatography. It can also be extracted from the beta-carotene rich algae, Dunaliella salina. The separation of β-carotene from the mixture of other carotenoids is based on the polarity of a compound. β-Carotene is a non-polar compound, so it is separated with a non-polar solvent such as hexane. Being highly conjugated, it is deeply colored, and as a hydrocarbon lacking functional groups, it is very lipophilic.
    Source: Wikipedia
  • E202 - Potassium sorbate


    Potassium sorbate (E202) is a synthetic food preservative commonly used to extend the shelf life of various food products.

    It works by inhibiting the growth of molds, yeast, and some bacteria, preventing spoilage. When added to foods, it helps maintain their freshness and quality.

    Some studies have shown that when combined with nitrites, potassium sorbate have genotoxic activity in vitro. However, potassium sorbate is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by regulatory authorities.

  • E322 - Lecithins


    Lecithins are natural compounds commonly used in the food industry as emulsifiers and stabilizers.

    Extracted from sources like soybeans and eggs, lecithins consist of phospholipids that enhance the mixing of oil and water, ensuring smooth textures in various products like chocolates, dressings, and baked goods.

    They do not present any known health risks.

  • E322i - Lecithin


    Lecithins are natural compounds commonly used in the food industry as emulsifiers and stabilizers.

    Extracted from sources like soybeans and eggs, lecithins consist of phospholipids that enhance the mixing of oil and water, ensuring smooth textures in various products like chocolates, dressings, and baked goods.

    They do not present any known health risks.

Ingredients analysis

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    Maybe vegan


    Ingredients that may not be vegan: Natural and artificial flavouring
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    Maybe vegetarian


    Ingredients that may not be vegetarian: Natural and artificial flavouring
The analysis is based solely on the ingredients listed and does not take into account processing methods.
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    Details of the analysis of the ingredients


    : partially hydrogenated soybean oil, water, salt, corn oil, soy lecithin, potassium sorbate (a preservative), natural and artificial flavor, beta carotene (color), vitamin a palmitate added
    1. partially hydrogenated soybean oil -> en:partially-hydrogenated-soybean-oil - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - from_palm_oil: no - ciqual_food_code: 17420 - percent_min: 29.9975 - percent_max: 100
    2. water -> en:water - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - ciqual_food_code: 18066 - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 50
    3. salt -> en:salt - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - ciqual_food_code: 11058 - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.8575
    4. corn oil -> en:corn-oil - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - from_palm_oil: no - ciqual_food_code: 17190 - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.8575
    5. soy lecithin -> en:soya-lecithin - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - ciqual_food_code: 42200 - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.8575
    6. potassium sorbate -> en:e202 - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.8575
      1. a preservative -> en:preservative - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.8575
    7. natural and artificial flavor -> en:natural-and-artificial-flavouring - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.8575
    8. beta carotene -> en:e160ai - vegan: maybe - vegetarian: maybe - from_palm_oil: maybe - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.8575
      1. color -> en:colour - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.8575
    9. vitamin a palmitate added -> en:retinyl-palmitate - vegan: yes - vegetarian: yes - percent_min: 0 - percent_max: 2.8575

Nutrition

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    Bad nutritional quality


    ⚠ ️Warning: the amount of fruits, vegetables and nuts is not specified on the label, it was estimated from the list of ingredients: 0

    This product is not considered a beverage for the calculation of the Nutri-Score.

    The product is in the fats category, the points for saturated fat are replaced by the points for the saturated fat / fat ratio.

    Positive points: 0

    • Proteins: 0 / 5 (value: 0, rounded value: 0)
    • Fiber: 0 / 5 (value: 0, rounded value: 0)
    • Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and colza/walnut/olive oils: 0 / 5 (value: 0, rounded value: 0)

    Negative points: 20

    • Energy: 8 / 10 (value: 2987, rounded value: 2987)
    • Sugars: 0 / 10 (value: 0, rounded value: 0)
    • Saturated fat / fat ratio: 2 / 10 (value: 18.1876034109711, rounded value: 18.2)
    • Sodium: 10 / 10 (value: 1143, rounded value: 1143)

    The points for proteins are not counted because the negative points are greater or equal to 11.

    Nutritional score: (20 - 0)

    Nutri-Score:

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    Nutrition facts


    Nutrition facts As sold
    for 100 g / 100 ml
    As sold
    per serving (1 Tbsp (14 g))
    Compared to: Margarines
    Energy 2,987 kj
    (714 kcal)
    418 kj
    (100 kcal)
    +7%
    Fat 78.57 g 11 g +7%
    Saturated fat 14.29 g 2 g -24%
    Trans fat 21.43 g 3 g +540%
    Cholesterol 0 mg 0 mg
    Salt 2.858 g 0.4 g +89%
    Carbohydrates 0 g 0 g
    Fiber 0 g 0 g
    Sugars 0 g 0 g
    Proteins 0 g 0 g
    Vitamin A 1,071.3 µg 150 µg -
    Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 0 mg 0 mg
    Calcium 0 mg 0 mg
    Iron 0 mg 0 mg
    Fruits‚ vegetables‚ nuts and rapeseed‚ walnut and olive oils (estimate from ingredients list analysis) 0 % 0 %
Serving size: 1 Tbsp (14 g)

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