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Winged beans nutrition: calories, carbs, GI, protein, fiber, fats

Winged beans, mature seeds, cooked, boiled, without salt
*all the values are displayed for the amount of 100 grams
Article author photo Elen Khachatrian by Elen Khachatrian | Last updated on November 06, 2023
Medically reviewed by Victoria Mazmanyan Article author photo Victoria Mazmanyan
Winged beans

Introduction

When talking about beans, it's important to emphasize that they can benefit your health. Winged beans, for instance, are high in protein, vitamins, and minerals, which have been researched to lead to reduced risk of various diseases.

In this article, we will delve into the nutritional and general characteristics of winged beans, as well as discuss their impact on health.

General Information

Classification

Winged bean has different names; goa bean, four-angled bean, four-cornered bean, manila bean, and Mauritius bean. It is a tropical legume plant that is native to New Guinea.

Winged bean or Psophocarpus tetragonolobus belongs to the Fabaceae family and is related to pole beans.

Appearance

The appearance of winged beans varies greatly. Its leaves can be elliptical, deltoid, ovate-lanceolate, lanceolate, or long-lanceolate, on long petioles up to 12cm long, with grooves on the upper side at the base, and appear in various shades of green.

These beans are called the "winged bean" due to their unique seed pods, which have prominent ridges or "wings" along their edges. These pods are long, typically around 15-22 cm (6-9 inches) in length. They are flat and wide, with four wing-like projections along the edges, giving them a square-like appearance in cross-section. The pods can range in color from green to purple.

Taste and Use

Like many pea varieties, winged beans are sweet with an asparagus flavor and a crunchy texture.

The pods have a pleasant nutty aroma and a delicious taste, while the leaves have a mild spinach flavor, and the flowers have been compared to mushrooms in terms of aroma. Choose small beans free of discoloration because the short ones are more pliable. Cooking time may increase if you get longer ones. Before using, wash and trim the hair.

Cultivation

One of the main reasons winged beans are not popular in the United States is the plant's specific growing requirements. Due to the special daylight requirements, Asian winged beans grown throughout most United States did not produce flowers - and thus seed pods - until recently. The variety discovered in China has proven to be light-neutral and has successfully grown in many parts.

Germination takes 7 to 21 days on average, and young shoots develop slowly for at least a month. Gardeners will have the best results if they start seeds two to three weeks before the last frost date and keep young plants inside until any chance of frost has passed (1).

Winged beans prefer friable soil types for a good yield and can grow up to 2–4 m long in hot and humid zones with short daylight. 

History and Varieties

Psophocarpus is a genus of nine species, eight of which are wild. Wild species were only collected in Africa, Madagascar, and the island of Mascarene. New Guinea and Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia, have many varieties and strains, indicating the epicenter of winged bean diversity. According to some researchers, it could have been of African origin.

Winged beans are widely grown in the tropics, particularly in Myanmar, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, West Africa, New Guinea, the West Indies, South America, and even Florida. However, it is gaining popularity worldwide due to its higher nutritional value and delicious taste (2).

The most popular winged beans are grown seasonally or left to grow in the field all year. Like many other winged bean varieties, the typical "local green" variety is a short-day plant.

Short-day plants typically produce flowers and fruits only when less than 12 hours of daylight per day. In Guam, "short days" typically last from October to March. You can find the famous “local green” short-day variety in markets from November to May.

"Long day" plants require more sunlight during the day to produce flowers and fruits.

Nutrition

The nutritional infographics below will focus on 100g servings of cooked mature winged bean seeds, boiled without salt.

The average serving size per person for these beans is one cup or 172g of boiled winged beans.

Macronutrients and Calories

Winged beans are dense in nutrients, consisting of 67% water and 33% nutrients. The main nutrient found in these beans is carbohydrates, making up 15%, followed by proteins, making up 11%.

Macronutrients chart

11% 6% 15% 67% 2%
Protein:
Daily Value: 21%
10.62 g of 50 g
21%
Fats:
Daily Value: 9%
5.84 g of 65 g
9%
Carbs:
Daily Value: 5%
14.94 g of 300 g
5%
Water:
Daily Value: 3%
67.19 g of 2,000 g
3%
Other:
1.41 g

Calories

Winged beans provide 147 calories per 100g serving or 244g per serving. They can be considered an average-calorie food.

Carbohydrates

Winged beans are moderate in carbohydrates, containing 15g per 100g serving. While the USDA database does not provide information about the fiber and net carb content of these beans, research finds that, on average, 55% of the carbs are dietary fiber and 45% are net carbs (3).

Protein

Winged beans are also somewhat rich in protein. They provide 10.62g of protein per 100g serving, covering 25% of the daily needed protein value.

The quality of protein found in these beans is high, as they contain some level of all of the essential amino acids. Winged beans are particularly rich in tryptophan, covering 88% of the daily required value of this amino acid per 100g serving.

On the other hand, winged beans are relatively low in methionine.

Protein quality breakdown

Tryptophan Threonine Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Methionine Phenylalanine Valine Histidine 250% 103% 96% 84% 94% 32% 75% 77% 104%
Tryptophan: 233 mg of 280 mg 83%
Threonine: 360 mg of 1,050 mg 34%
Isoleucine: 448 mg of 1,400 mg 32%
Leucine: 762 mg of 2,730 mg 28%
Lysine: 652 mg of 2,100 mg 31%
Methionine: 109 mg of 1,050 mg 10%
Phenylalanine: 436 mg of 1,750 mg 25%
Valine: 467 mg of 1,820 mg 26%
Histidine: 241 mg of 700 mg 34%

Fats

Winged beans are low in fats, containing 5.84g per 100g serving. Of these fats, 48% consists of monounsaturated fats, 34% is polyunsaturated fats, and 18% is saturated fats. 

Fat type information

18% 48% 34%
Saturated Fat: 0.825 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.153 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.551 g

Winged beans naturally do not contain cholesterol or trans fats.

Vitamins

Winged beans have a high level of vitamin B1 or thiamin. They fall in the top 27% of foods as a source of this vitamin, covering 23% of the daily needed value per 100g. 

These beans also contain moderate amounts of vitamin B2, folate or vitamin B9, vitamin B6, and vitamin B5. Winged beans lack fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, as well as vitamin C and vitamin B12.

Vitamin coverage chart

Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 74% 30% 16% 10% 11% 8% 0% 0%
Vitamin A: 0 IU of 5,000 IU 0%
Vitamin E : 0 mg of 15 mg 0%
Vitamin D: 0 µg of 10 µg 0%
Vitamin C: 0 mg of 90 mg 0%
Vitamin B1: 0.295 mg of 1 mg 25%
Vitamin B2: 0.129 mg of 1 mg 10%
Vitamin B3: 0.83 mg of 16 mg 5%
Vitamin B5: 0.156 mg of 5 mg 3%
Vitamin B6: 0.047 mg of 1 mg 4%
Folate: 10 µg of 400 µg 3%
Vitamin B12: 0 µg of 2 µg 0%
Vitamin K: 0 µg of 120 µg 0%

Minerals

Winged beans are an excellent source of many minerals. They are exceptionally high in copper, covering 86% of the daily needed amount per 100g serving and being richer in this mineral than 82% of the foods in our database.

Winged beans are also abundant in iron and manganese, covering over 50% of their required values per 100g, as well as being rich in calcium, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus.

These beans are relatively low in potassium and sodium. Unsalted winged beans provide only 13mg of sodium per 100g serving.

However, boiled salted winged beans contain 249mg of sodium (4).

Mineral coverage chart

Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium Choline 43% 163% 39% 66% 25% 2% 40% 258% 157% 16% 0%
Calcium: 142 mg of 1,000 mg 14%
Iron: 4.33 mg of 8 mg 54%
Magnesium: 54 mg of 420 mg 13%
Phosphorus: 153 mg of 700 mg 22%
Potassium: 280 mg of 3,400 mg 8%
Sodium: 13 mg of 2,300 mg 1%
Zinc: 1.44 mg of 11 mg 13%
Copper: 0.773 mg of 1 mg 86%
Manganese: 1.199 mg of 2 mg 52%
Selenium: 2.9 µg of 55 µg 5%
Choline: 0 mg of 550 mg 0%

Oxalates

The oxalate content of winged beans has been researched to be high, falling in the range of 340 to 597mg per 100g (3).

Glycemic Index

While an exact number has not yet been calculated for the glycemic index value of winged beans, it can assumed to be low due to the low net carb and high dietary fiber content of these beans.

Weight Loss and Diets

Eating legumes can help fill many deficiencies in your diet.

In general, beans can be an essential source of minerals and vitamins.
Winged beans can be used in weight loss diets in moderation. They are moderate in calorie count and contain no cholesterol, making them suitable for many weight-loss diets. 

Keto

Winged beans can be used in a keto diet only in moderation, as they provide around 15g of carbohydrates (55% fiber and 45% net carb) per 100g. Limiting your net carb consumption to 20g - 30g per day is essential to stay in ketosis. The macronutrient ratio for keto is 70% fat, 20-25% protein, and 5-10% carbs.

Moreover, these beans are low in fat, the opposite of the macros required for this diet (5).

DASH

DASH stands for dietary approaches to hypertension; the ultimate goal of this diet is to lower blood pressure through food choices.

Since winged beans are a great source of potassium, they can help regulate and control fluctuations in blood pressure.

In the case of the DASH diet, you can include winged beans in your list of recommended products. The recommended dietary restrictions for the DASH Diet are 4 to 5 servings of legumes a day (6).

Atkins

Atkins is a low-carbohydrate eating plan. This diet claims that you can lose weight by eating protein and fat as long as you avoid high-carb foods.

Due to the moderate amount of carbs in winged beans, it would be best to use them in moderation (7).

Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Diet is a broad term that refers to traditional eating habits in Mediterranean countries.

This diet consists primarily of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, beans, fish, and unsaturated fats. While there are no specific guidelines for following the Mediterranean diet, you can follow some general guidelines to incorporate the diet's principles into your daily routine, typically characterized by a low intake of meat and a high intake of olive oil.

In the case of the Mediterranean diet, you can add winged beans to the list of recommended foods (8).

Paleo

The Paleo diet is based on foods that could have been eaten during the Paleolithic era (2.5 million to ten thousand years ago).

The Paleo diet recommends consuming lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and seeds. This diet restricts the number of foods that became common around 10,000 years ago when agriculture began: dairy products, legumes, and grains. Winged beans can be used in the case of the Paleo diet (9).

Vegan/ Vegetarian/ Pescetarian

Plant-based foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are permissible on a vegan or vegetarian diet. In these diets, winged beans can be used.

Similarly, you can use winged beans in the Pescetarian diet, similar to the Mediterranean diet. It is plant-based and relies heavily on fish for animal protein (10).

Gluten-free

Gluten is a protein found primarily in wheat and triticale. Accordingly, a gluten-free diet excludes foods that contain gluten.

Winged beans and other legumes can be used in this diet (11).

Dukan

The Dukan diet is characterized by consuming lean meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, low-fat dairy products, and eggs.

You can add legumes to one serving per day when you reach your target weight.

Winged beans are allowed during the Cruise phase of the Dukan diet (12).

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting focuses on when to eat; you only eat for a specific time.

As with all foods, you can use winged beans in this diet during your meal periods but should be abstained from during fasting (13).

Low Fat & Low CalorieWinged beans are naturally low in fats; however, a 100g serving of these legumes provides 147 calories. Therefore, these legumes are suited for a low-fat diet but not a low-calorie diet.
Low CarbYou can lose weight on a low-carb diet by eating as much protein and fat as you like as long as you avoid high-carb food. As winged beans contain a moderate amount of carbs, it is better to avoid them in the case of low-carb diets (14).
Anti InflammatoryWinged beans are rich in powerful antioxidants, such as flavonoids and phenolic compounds (including lutein, violaxanthin, and neoxanthin). Research shows flavonoid-rich food has strong anti-inflammatory effects (15).
BRATThe BRAT diet has been recommended to treat stomach flu, diarrhea, and other digestive issues. The BRAT diet consists of low-protein, low-fat, and low-fiber foods that are easy to digest. Winged beans are low in fat but high in fiber and protein, so it is better to avoid them in the BRAT diet.

Health Benefits

This section of the article will discuss the health benefits of winged beans.

Cardiovascular Health

Winged beans are a source of many known antioxidants like polyphenols and flavonoids.

As antioxidants, phenolic compounds have anticarcinogenic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. Phenolics can also help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Furthermore, winged beans are high in vitamin B1 (thiamin), which allows the body to use carbohydrates for energy. It is required for glucose metabolism and is essential for nerve, muscle, and heart function (16).

Diabetes

Consumption of calcium, along with vitamin D, may help control insulin secretion and, therefore, blood sugar levels, which prevents the onset of diabetes. Calcium is an essential component of cellular processes within insulin-responsive tissues like skeletal muscle and fat tissue (17).

Winged beans are also high in dietary fiber and relatively low in net carbs. Thus, it is assumed they have a low glycemic index value and their consumption does not raise glucose levels rapidly.

Cancer

Flavonoids are secondary metabolites found in various fruits, vegetables, and legumes. They have been linked to different biological activities, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anti-cancer properties. Winged beans are high in flavonoids and phenolic compounds, which means that consumption of these beans may help prevent oxidative stress-related diseases (15).

Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that attacks the stomach epithelium and can cause stomach cancer. According to the study, winged bean lectins can reduce the expression of these mucins and two other antigens in stomach cells and aid in cancer prevention (18).

Asthma

Patients who have chronic asthma may normalize their breathing with the help of magnesium. The high magnesium content in the legume helps normalize breathing by relaxing the bronchial muscles.

Even wheezing and shortness of breath can be alleviated with intravenous magnesium.

Winged bean is an excellent choice because it contains 54mg of magnesium per 100g, 13% of the daily recommended value. These beans are ideal for people who have chronic asthma (2).

Headaches and Migraines

According to research, tryptophan can help reduce the increasing pain associated with tension headaches and migraines and severe nausea and sleep problems that many migraine sufferers experience. Increased serotonin synthesis in the brain provides natural relief from headaches and migraine symptoms such as light sensitivity, indigestion, pain, etc.

According to research, migraines were significantly reduced 5 to 8 hours after consuming a drink containing 19 different amino acids, including tryptophan. To reduce headaches and other related issues, include tryptophan-rich foods such as winged beans in your diet (19).

Immune System

Eating legumes helps to strengthen the immune system, protecting the body from infection and disease.

Zinc-rich foods, such as winged beans, are frequently used as natural immune boosters. Zinc reduces the risk of catching a cold when taken for at least five months, and taking supplements when you're sick can hasten the healing process.

Studies show that zinc interferes with molecular processes that cause mucus and bacteria to build up in the nasal passages. Due to its electrical charge, ionic zinc can have an antiviral effect by attaching to receptors in nasal epithelial cells and blocking their action (20).

Eye Health

According to research, thiamine can help defend against vision problems like cataracts and glaucoma. It can improve muscle and nerve signaling, critical in connecting your eyes and brain. Regular consumption of winged beans can help prevent glaucoma and cataracts. Winged beans contain 0.3mg of vitamin B1, making them one of the best sources of this vitamin (21).

Disadvantages and Risks

Oxalic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in some vegetables, may crystallize as oxalate stones in some people's urinary tracts. As a result, people with oxalate urinary tract stones should avoid eating vegetables from the Brassica and Fabaceae families. As a result, adequate water intake is recommended in these individuals to maintain average urine output and reduce the risk of stone formation (22).

As mentioned above, winged beans are a high-oxalate food, providing  340 to 597mg of oxalates per 100g serving.

Allergy

Overall, people who are allergic to one legume can be sensitive to other types of legumes; others may eat a variety of legumes and experience symptoms from only one or two of them.

Winged beans are considered safe for all. However, individuals with known immune allergies to legumes should avoid them.

The allergy symptoms include abdominal pain and vomiting, itching, skin redness, and hives, often around the mouth. More severe symptoms may include wheezing and anaphylaxis. Besides, in some cases, people may develop contact dermatitis - a rash when the skin comes in contact with legumes (23).

Cooking and Uses

Winged bean sprouts and shoots are green vegetables that can be eaten raw or cooked. The top three leaflet sets are the tender ones with a slightly sweet flavor. Six to ten weeks after sowing, the first green pods are usually ready for consumption; pick young stems and leaves for soups and curries and separate servings. Keep some pods for ripened dry seeds, which make a nutritious pulse. Flowers have the color and consistency of mushrooms and can be eaten raw, fried, or steamed. 

Allow to air dry for a few days before cooking to make peeling easier. Wash the winged beans thoroughly in cold water and dry with a paper towel. Remove the winged beans' tip ends. Using a paring knife, cut the beans diagonally into small sections.

Storage, Keeping, and Conservation

In tropical regionswinged beans can be found in markets almost all year. Although this legume has enormous potential as an all-around nutritional solution to malnutrition problems, its cultivation is still restricted to small farms and home gardens.

Aside from the immature pods, which draw the most attention from consumers, practically every component of the bean plant is used in cooking, including crispy leaves, fragile shoots, flower petals, and underground tubers.

Avoid overripe, discolored beans because they have unappealing flesh and dry seeds.

To enjoy the natural flavor of winged beans, consume them fresh. If not, store them in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for up to 4 days.

Important nutritional characteristics for Winged beans

Winged beans
Glycemic index ⓘ Gi values are taken from various scientific sources. GI values less than 55 are considered as low. Values above 70 are considered as high. 32 (low)
Calories ⓘ Calories per 100-gram serving 147
Net Carbs ⓘ Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols 14.94 grams
Acidity (Based on PRAL) ⓘ PRAL (Potential renal acid load) is calculated using a formula. On the PRAL scale the higher the positive value, the more is the acidifying effect on the body. The lower the negative value, the higher the alkalinity of the food. 0 is neutral. 1.7 (acidic)
Oxalates ⓘ https://www.mdpi.com/2304-8158/12/17/3201 5mg
TOP 12% Iron ⓘHigher in Iron content than 88% of foods
TOP 16% Calcium ⓘHigher in Calcium content than 84% of foods
TOP 18% Copper ⓘHigher in Copper content than 82% of foods
TOP 21% Magnesium ⓘHigher in Magnesium content than 79% of foods
TOP 27% Vitamin B1 ⓘHigher in Vitamin B1 content than 73% of foods

Winged beans calories (kcal)

Serving Size Calories Weight
Calories in 100 grams 147
Calories in 1 cup 253 172 g

Winged beans Glycemic index (GI)

Gi values are taken from various scientific sources. GI values less than 55 are considered as low. Values above 70 are considered as high.
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Mineral chart - relative view

Iron
4.33 mg
TOP 12%
Calcium
142 mg
TOP 16%
Copper
0.773 mg
TOP 18%
Magnesium
54 mg
TOP 21%
Manganese
1.199 mg
TOP 31%
Potassium
280 mg
TOP 41%
Zinc
1.44 mg
TOP 46%
Phosphorus
153 mg
TOP 52%
Selenium
2.9 µg
TOP 73%
Sodium
13 mg
TOP 84%

Vitamin chart - relative view

Vitamin B1
0.295 mg
TOP 27%
Folate
10 µg
TOP 62%
Vitamin B2
0.129 mg
TOP 62%
Vitamin B3
0.83 mg
TOP 71%
Vitamin B6
0.047 mg
TOP 80%
Vitamin B5
0.156 mg
TOP 84%
Vitamin C
0 mg
TOP 100%
Vitamin D
0 µg
TOP 100%
Vitamin A
0 IU
TOP 100%
Vitamin B12
0 µg
TOP 100%

All nutrients for Winged beans per 100g

Nutrient Value DV% In TOP % of foods Comparison
Calories 147kcal 7% 60% 3.1 times more than OrangeOrange
Protein 10.62g 25% 43% 3.8 times more than BroccoliBroccoli
Fats 5.84g 9% 47% 5.7 times less than Cheddar CheeseCheddar Cheese
Vitamin C 0mg 0% 100% N/ALemon
Net carbs 14.94g N/A 38% 3.6 times less than ChocolateChocolate
Carbs 14.94g 5% 41% 1.9 times less than RiceRice
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 100% N/AEgg
Vitamin D 0µg 0% 100% N/AEgg
Iron 4.33mg 54% 12% 1.7 times more than BeefBeef
Calcium 142mg 14% 16% 1.1 times more than MilkMilk
Potassium 280mg 8% 41% 1.9 times more than CucumberCucumber
Magnesium 54mg 13% 21% 2.6 times less than AlmondAlmond
Copper 0.77mg 86% 18% 5.4 times more than ShiitakeShiitake
Zinc 1.44mg 13% 46% 4.4 times less than BeefBeef
Phosphorus 153mg 22% 52% 1.2 times less than Chicken meatChicken meat
Sodium 13mg 1% 84% 37.7 times less than White BreadWhite Bread
Vitamin A 0IU 0% 100% N/ACarrot
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 0% 100%
Selenium 2.9µg 5% 73%
Manganese 1.2mg 52% 31%
Vitamin B1 0.3mg 25% 27% 1.1 times more than Pea rawPea raw
Vitamin B2 0.13mg 10% 62% Equal to AvocadoAvocado
Vitamin B3 0.83mg 5% 71% 11.5 times less than Turkey meatTurkey meat
Vitamin B5 0.16mg 3% 84% 7.2 times less than Sunflower seedSunflower seed
Vitamin B6 0.05mg 4% 80% 2.5 times less than OatOat
Vitamin B12 0µg 0% 100% N/APork
Folate 10µg 3% 62% 6.1 times less than Brussels sproutBrussels sprout
Trans Fat 0g N/A 100% N/AMargarine
Saturated Fat 0.83g 4% 64% 7.1 times less than BeefBeef
Monounsaturated Fat 2.15g N/A 51% 4.6 times less than AvocadoAvocado
Polyunsaturated fat 1.55g N/A 37% 30.4 times less than WalnutWalnut
Tryptophan 0.23mg 0% 59% 1.3 times less than Chicken meatChicken meat
Threonine 0.36mg 0% 76% 2 times less than BeefBeef
Isoleucine 0.45mg 0% 75% 2 times less than Salmon rawSalmon raw
Leucine 0.76mg 0% 77% 3.2 times less than TunaTuna
Lysine 0.65mg 0% 74% 1.4 times more than TofuTofu
Methionine 0.11mg 0% 82% 1.1 times more than QuinoaQuinoa
Phenylalanine 0.44mg 0% 78% 1.5 times less than EggEgg
Valine 0.47mg 0% 77% 4.3 times less than Soybean rawSoybean raw
Histidine 0.24mg 0% 77% 3.1 times less than Turkey meatTurkey meat

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NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Nutrition Facts
___servings per container
Serving Size ______________
Amount Per 100g
Calories 147
% Daily Value*
9%
Total Fat 6g
5%
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
1%
Sodium 13mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate 15g
0%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars g
Includes ? g Added Sugars
Protein 11g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 142mg 14%

Iron 4mg 50%

Potassium 280mg 8%

*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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Low in Cholesterol
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No Trans Fats
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Low in Saturated Fats
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Low in Sodium
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Low in Sugars
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References

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