Dr. Mercola’s Pure Power Protein Bar

Rating
Certified OrganicYes
CompanyDr. Mercola
Marketed AsOrganic Protein Bar
Websitewww.shop.mercola.com/product/1172/1/pure-power-peanut-butter-protein-bars-12-bars-per-box-1-box
Total Score1303
CriteriaPoints
TOTAL (possible score is 1600) 1303
USDA certified organic: 500 points
"Made with" organic ingredients: 300 points
Not organic: 0 points
USDA Certified Organic
500
One point for every percentage organic offering
Brand Commitment to Organics (% certified organic products)
53
Only whole foods like fruits, nuts, and seeds: 100 points
Isolated flours, starches, proteins, syrups, lecithin, concentrates, powders: 0 points
100% Whole Ingredients (fruits/nuts/seeds)
0
No protein isolates: 100 points
Organic protein isolates: 50 points
Conventional protein isolates: 0 points
Protein Isolate (highly processed to boost protein)
50
Organic whole foods: 100 points Organic isolated syrups, flours, or proteins: 50 points Conventional whole foods: 20 Conventional isolated syrups, flours, or proteins: 0 points
Predominantly Made of Whole Organic Foods
50
None: 100 points
Organic syrups, organic honey, organic natural flavors: 50 points
Conventional syrups or sugar or natural flavors: 20 points
Artificial sweetener or flavors: 0 points
Added Sugars/Flavors
50
Presence of added colors listed for informational purposes (no score)
Added Colors
100
None: 100 points
Yes: 0 points
GMO Ingredients
100
None: 100 points
Hydrogenated oils: 0 points
Hydrogenated Oils
100
None: 100 points
Organic lecithin (Soy or Sunflower): 90 points
Conventional sunflower lecithin: 20 points (non-GMO)
Conventional soy lecithin: 0 points (GMO)
Lecithin
100
None or organic preservatives (organic rosemary): 100 points
Natural preservatives (citric acid, mixed tocopherols, conventional rosemary, malic acid, sodium ascorbate, calcium carbonate, ascorbic acid): 20 points
BHT, sulfites: 0 points
Preservatives
100
None: 100 points
Organic gums: 50 points
Conventional gums: 0 points
Thickeners
100
None: 100 points
Organic fiber: 80 points
Conventional fiber: 0 points
Boosted Fiber
Yes (organic)
Amount of sugar per serving listed for informational purposes (no score)
Sugar Content (per serving)
10g
Presence of artificial sweeteners or flavors listed for informational purposes (no score)
Artificial Sweetener/Flavor
No
Presence of hexane extracted ingredients listed for informational purposes (no score)
Hexane Exctracted Ingredients
No