Friday Food Talk
The demand for kosher food is growing strongly among non-Jewish shoppers as well as unorthodox American Jewish shoppers. For the uninitiated, kosher refers to a set of dietary requirements that are in accordance with Jewish law.
The reason can be traced to its "appeal to a more health-conscious consumer”, as Menachem Lubinsky, Chief Executive of Event Organizer of Marketing Consulting, a pioneer advocate of the kosher food industry, says.
Knorr’s mediterranean style Kosher Falafel Mix appeals to this health-conscious clientele with a flair for authenticity- both in flavor as well as texture. This quick and easy to make falafel mix is rich in herbs and spices and is our product being rated today.
Health Rating and Therapeutic Health Benefits
NutriPledge rates the Knorr Kosher Falafel Mix Mediterranean Style dish as a Red Dot in our food rating system (Food Coach). Here is what that rating entails.
- Moderate in Calories per Serving
- Healthy Balance of Fat
- Healthy Balance of Saturated Fat
- Healthy Balance of Carbohydrates
- Healthy Balance of Proteins
- Healthy Balance of Added Sugars
- Healthy Balance of Food Additives
- No Trans Fat
- No Artificial Colors
- No Artificial Flavors
- Good Source of Iron
- Good Source of Fiber per Serving
- Inadequate Calcium
- Inadequate Vitamin D
- Inadequate Potassium
The Ugly- Why We Rate it 'Red'
- High in Sodium
Dietitian Nutritionist Recommendation: This food can be safely consumed as a part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. But it should be consumed with caution within its serving size and your daily caloric and nutrient needs. Overdoing it can easily cross your daily sodium, fat, and caloric limits while making you deficient in other nutrients your body needs. In general, you should eat foods high in protein, fiber, and other vitamins and rich in health-promoting vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, etc., and keep them low in added sugars, salt, and fats.
*Current dietary guidelines for Americans suggest that people aged 2 and older should get 14 grams of fiber for every consumed.
As no one food is perfect you need to include foods from all food groups on a generally healthy diet (whole grains, whole fruits, vegetables, lean meats, eggs, fish, beans, legumes, lentils, and low-fat dairy) with minimally added sugar, fat, salt and other food additives.
If you have a favorite packed dish, like the Knorr Kosher Falafel Mix Mediterranean Style, with a nutritional fact label in front of you that you want us to analyze and rate for its healthy and unhealthy qualities, then check out our Food Coach and get to know if your food is healthy or not.
Disclaimer: We’d like to let you know that this page is not medical advice. This can only be used as general guidance to a healthy and balanced diet for your health and wellness. This food does not ensure an adequate or inadequate and safe intake level for a single person. Please consult your healthcare provider and register for Wellness Workshop to help you eat with intention, responsibility, and confidence to improve your overall health and wellness.