Heinz baked beans           

Our Rating:

4.5 apples (out of 5)

Flavours available:

  • Tomato sauce
  • BBQ sauce
  • Cheesy tomato
  • English recipe
  • Ham sauce
  • No added salt
  • Five beans
  • Reduced salt
  • Beanz & bacon
  • Beaz & sausages
  • Chilli beans hot
  • Chilli beans medium salsa

Ingredients:  (Tomato sauce)

Navy beans (50%), tomato sauce (50%) [Tomatoes (28%), water, sugar, maize thickener (1422), salt, food acids (acetic acid, citric acid), flavours].

The Stats (tomato sauce)

Nutrient Per 100g Per serve (220g)
Energy – kJ (calories) 375 (90) 825 (197)
Protein (g) 4.8 10.6

Fat

Total (g)

Saturated Fat (g)

 

0.5

0.1

 

1.1

0.2

Carbohydrate

Total (g)

Sugars (g)

 

13.6

4.5

 

29.9

9.9

Sodium (mg) 365 800
Dietary Fibre (g) 5.2 11.4

Nutrition Claims:

99% fat free; Rich in protein; Rich in dietary fibre; Source of iron; 2 vegie serves per can; Low GI

The good news:

  • Inexpensive, nutrient dense snack or part of a meal
  • An excellent source of fibre
  • Low in total and saturated fat
  • Low in sugar
  • Good source of protein, making them a smart post-training recovery food
  • Source of iron and folate
  • Portable and convenient for easy meals

The not-so good news:

  • High in salt
  • Other flavours are higher in fat and/or salt

Bottom Line:

Aside from their high salt content, Heinz baked beans are a much loved, healthy food product. Affordable, quick, easy and convenient, baked beans are packed with fibre and protein with minimal fat or sugar, and even contribute as a serve of vegetables.

 

 

 

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