Market Pantry Frozen Blackberries: Nutrition Labeling Error? Or Vitamin C Deficiency? Pirates Want To Know!
Posted Sun July 26, 2009 9:28 pm, by Angela N. written to Target Corporation
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I have noticed what must be an error in your nutritional information in one of Target's Market Pantry products.
I eat one to two cups of blackberries every day. I buy them frozen year-round because that's that the most economical way to buy them. Tonight, I have two bags of frozen blackberries in my freezer: Market Pantry and Dole. (I use them to flavor Dannon's fat-free, low-calorie vanilla yogurt -- I'm not a dairy fan, and the blackberries make the yogurt MUCH more enjoyable, so they help me get the calcium I need.)
Tonight while updating my nutrition spreadsheet, I looked at the nutrition table on the Market Pantry package and saw that it said that one cup of blackberries contains 4% of the RDA of Vitamin C. When I noticed that, it didn't seem right--blackberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C. I checked the Dole bag, which indicated that a cup of blackberries contains 60% of the RDA of Vitamin C. My nutrition book says that one cup of blackberries contains 50%.
A quick search through a couple of nutrition websites I regularly use indicated that Dole and my nutrition book were accurate, but the information on the Market Pantry packaging is way off.
Perhaps the person responsible for providing this info meant to input *40%* rather than 4%. That's the most logical explanation.
I am more inclined to believe that this is an error than the notion that the blackberries that Market Pantry brand uses are deficient in Vitamin C for some reason.
I urge you to correct this error ASAP -- I read labels all the time, and I actually use the information on them to make purchasing decisions, and many other health-conscious consumers do the same.
If I don't see the packaging revised in the relatively near future (perhaps you could provide me with a timeframe in which I could expect this fix to get made?), I will have to assume that there is a reason that Market Pantry brand blackberries are deficient in Vitamin C and will have to cease buying them. At two cups per day, I buy several bags of blackberries per week.
Thanks for your time.
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