The Problem with Packaged Products
I use a salad topper packaged product that contains pumpkin seeds, cranberries, and sunflower seeds. The nutrition label does not list micronutrients like potassium that are present in the seeds, so when adding this item to my Food Diary, no potassium value is added. I'm trying to increase daily potassium to the 3,500 to 4,700 units daily goal, but have found it is hard, even with a balanced diet to get much over 50% of the recommended amount. The alternative is to add each ingredient in the package separately--sunflower and pumpkin seeds, cranberries to get the micronutrient values Even so, it's tough to reach the goal amount. Any suggestions?