Nutrition in Girl Scout Cookies
January 14/Los Angeles Times -- When the Girl Scouts come a-knocking, asking Americans to give up their New Year's resolutions for some tasty cookies, there will be a new treat on the list: Mango Cremes.
However, the Oreo-esque, tropical-inspired mini-sandwiches are not just noticeable for their crunchy vanilla-and-coconut wafers and smooth centers, according to producer ABC Bakers.
Each serving, according to the company, comes with a food additive called NutriFusion, which purports to pack the snacks with 15% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin B-1and 5% of the suggested dose of vitamins A, C, D, E and B6.
That includes "all the nutrient benefits of eating cranberries, pomegranates, oranges, grapes and strawberries," according to ABC, which is part of Interbake Foods. The cookies have no trans fats, hydrogenated oils or preservatives, the company said.
NutriFusion says on its website that its additive is made entirely from fruits and vegetables and, unlike synthetic vitamins and minerals, is easily absorbed.