Because current law doesn't require labels to specify how much fruit is in the product, manufacturers can brag on packaging that food is made with "real fruit" if it contains only small amounts of fruit juice. "Concentrated white grape juice or pear juice may sound healthy, but all that really means is fruit sugars and water," says Gail Rampersaud, R.D., of the food science and human nutrition department at the University of Florida.
Smarter Move: Treat these snacks as candy, which is what they really are, and eat them sparingly. Satisfy your sweet tooth with real fruit instead.
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