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Posted by bio_man   February 21, 2018   1110 views
Imagine blending modified palm oil, skim milk powder, cocoa, hazelnuts, and whole lot of sugar – that's how Nutella is technically made.

In fact, Nutella contains 10.4 percent of saturated fat and 58% of processed sugar by weight. A two-tablespoon (37-gram) serving of Nutella contains 200 calories, including 99 calories from 11 grams of fat (3.5 g of which are saturated) and 80 calories from 21 grams of sugar. The spread also contains 15 mg of sodium and 2 g of protein per serving.

You're probably thinking, what if I gather up these ingredients and do it myself, will I have homemade chocolate spread?

Not quite.

Nutella uses modified palm oil rather than regular vegetable oil because it remains solid at room temperature. This modified oil is not sold in grocery stores, but is used in the food industry to increase shelf-life. Whey powder is then added to prevent the product from coagulating, stabilizing the fat emulsions. Similarly, lecithin, a form of a fatty substance found in animal and plant tissues, is added to make the paste spreadable. Finally, Vanillin is added to enhance the sweetness of the chocolate.

Now you be the judge, is Nutella even healthy?

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1
The only thing I don't get about Nutella is that people like it so much. It's way too sweet and sticky, and tastes of nothing much except sugar. I'd rather have me some actual chocolate.
Posted on Feb 22, 2018 by Alphascience
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I always felt eating Nutella was like easting candy, though my mom didn't mind serving it to my brother and I growing up

So technically we were cheating Grinning Face with Smiling Eyes
Posted on Feb 26, 2018 by chementhusiast
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I love Nutella
Posted on Mar 22, 2018 by Austin678
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