BNI™ 031.11c: Wheat breakfast cereals (average)

dietBNI™ 31.11c: Wheat breakfast cereals (average), NZ, 2012.

This is the nutritional value of wheat breakfast cereals. Below is an analysis of the average aggregated nutritional value of a sample of 10 brands. The sample was collated as part of a research on the nutritional composition of breakfast cereals in New Zealand. This nutritional profile can be summarised as being, mainly, biased towards excess of carbohydrate, adequate in saturated fat, fiber and sodium, high in sugar, and low in protein and fat.

This nutritional value may be more representative of those who change brands often, as well as of the population, in general. However, it is less representative of the universe of brands on offer and of those consumers who prefer a particular brand of wheat cereal, for which a prototypical nutritional value may be more relevant (see foodBNI).


Nutrition information (100g)
Actual g Actual Kcal Actual % Ideal % Ideal Kcal Ideal g
Protein 11.6 46.4 13.4 20.0 69.0 17.3
Carbohydrate 69.5 278.0 80.6 55.0 189.8 47.5
Sugar 14.6 58.4 16.9 < 10.0 < 34.5 < 8.6
Fat 2.3 20.7 6.0 25.0 86.3 9.6
Saturated fat 0.4 3.6 1.0 < 10.0 < 34.5 < 3.8
Fiber 9.2 - 30.7 17.3 - 5.2
Sodium 0.234 - 11.7 < 17.3 - < 0.345
Misc 7.2 - - - - 20.2
Total 100.0 345.1 100.0 100.0 345.1 100.0
kJul - 1443.9 - - 1443.9 -
Nutritional balance (100g)
x (bad) Low in protein
x (bad) Extremely high in carbohydrate
x (bad) Very high in sugar
x (bad) Extremely low in fat
(good) Very low in saturated fat
(good) Adequate in fiber
(good) Low in sodium
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15%    *
ideal % = grey cells; actual % = asterisk (*)
Serving analysis (serving size = 32.0 grams )
grams per serving = 32.0 grams
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small snack large snack small meal large meal
(133 kcal) (266 kcal) (400 kcal) (600 kcal)
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kcal per serving = 110.4 kcal
Balance simulation for this food (serving size = 32.0 grams ) Original BNI 31.11
Balanced 0.0 g fiber -
- 0.0 mg sodium -
Both reduce BNI to 31.11
- 0.0 excess kcal protein
Burn out 7.6 excess kcal sugar
Burn out 9.5 excess kcal other carbs
- 0.0 excess kcal saturated fat
- 0.0 excess kcal other fats
Burn out a total of 17.2 kcal Reduce BNI to 15.56
Burn those kcal out doing… 344 steps
or 6 minutes slow walking (~3.2km/h)
or 4 minutes fast walking (~5.6km/h)
or 2 minutes jogging (~8km/h)
or 4 minutes leisure cycling (<16km/h)
or 2 minutes swimming
or 2 minutes stair treadmill
Reduce kcal to 93.3 kcal per serving All reduce BNI to 15.56
93.3 kcal = energy for approximately 56 minutes (~ 0.9 hours)

References

PEREZGONZALEZ Jose D (2012). Breakfast cereals. The Balanced Nutrition Index (ISSN 1177-8849), 2012, issue 3. (Retrievable from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/BNI)


Disclaimer: Nutrition information is based on data provided on a product's nutrition information label or collected from a database (such as USDA). These data may only be averages, or may be incomplete. The BNI™ rating is based on an analysis of macronutrients and sodium and does not consider other nutrients that may be important. The BNI™ rating is also based on average reference intakes (Ideal values) which may vary from the recommended intakes for your country. Ideal values are for adults, and are based on a 2,000 kcal diet. Nutrition results are for research purposes, and should be considered editorial opinions given without warranty, and are not intended to replace the advice of a dietitian or health-care professional. BNI™, the Balanced Nutrition Index™, INE™ and el Índice de Nutrición Equilibrada™ are trademarks, and the associated formula and ratings are copyrighted material and may not be used for commercial purposes.


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