Tasty Mega Green juice

I discovered a new organic juice today during my Louisville Exploration. There are several flavors of R.W. Knudsen Family® brand’s Simply Nutritious® juices and I randomly picked out Mega Green. I’d never heard of the brand before, but I’ve enjoyed the flavor and I am trying to decide how nutritious it is.

Mega Green juiceNathan’s a little shocked at the 27g of sugar in an 8 oz. serving, but I’m intrigued by these spirulina (620mg) and chlorella (420mg) ingredients. The people at Amazing Grace Whole Foods on Bardstown seem pretty knowledgable, so maybe I’ll ask their opinion next time I go in there. (Jon and I were very impressed with their small store and will definitely be going back. I think it’s the closest organic store to the apartment.) After checking the Knudsen website, though, I’m confused at the actual nutrient content in the 32oz bottle I bought ($3.99). Other than the calories, all the ingredients on the bottle are more plentiful than the ingredients listed on their website! 120 cal (vs. 130), 100% Vitamin C (45), 25% A (4%), etc. That’s a significant difference!

As you can see from the picture, it looks (and also tastes) a lot like the Naked Green Machine which I’ve enjoyed many a time. While Mega Green probably doesn’t pack quite the “Superfood” punch that the Green Machine does, it’s a better deal. I’ll probably try some of their other flavors, but hopefully I can get some answers about the correct dietary facts!

  • J. J.

    Got a speedy response:

    Dear Sir or Madam

    This letter is in reference to your recent contact with R.W. Knudsen. We appreciate the time you have taken to contact us and most certainly enjoy hearing from consumers who enjoy our products.

    In response to your comments, our website information is just a reference tool. The nutritional information on our R.W. Knudsen Simply Nutritious Mega Green label is the most accurate information. Always refer to the product label.

    Again, thank you for taking the time to contact us. If you should have further questions or need additional information, please visit our website at http://www.knudsenjuices.com or contact us at 888-569-6993, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST.

    Sincerely,

    Dena Black
    Consumer Relations Representative

    That doesn’t make me feel any better.

  • J. J.

    Got a speedy response:

    Dear Sir or Madam

    This letter is in reference to your recent contact with R.W. Knudsen. We appreciate the time you have taken to contact us and most certainly enjoy hearing from consumers who enjoy our products.

    In response to your comments, our website information is just a reference tool. The nutritional information on our R.W. Knudsen Simply Nutritious Mega Green label is the most accurate information. Always refer to the product label.

    Again, thank you for taking the time to contact us. If you should have further questions or need additional information, please visit our website at http://www.knudsenjuices.com or contact us at 888-569-6993, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST.

    Sincerely,

    Dena Black
    Consumer Relations Representative

    That doesn’t make me feel any better.

  • http://alienlogic.wordpress.com/ Brett

    The 27g of sugar would put me off. Especially with some recent studies (http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2009/08/sugar_elbows_on_to_heart_hit_l.html?sc=fb&cc=fp) showing excess sugar is just as bad, heart-wise, as too much cholesterol.

    For the “superfood” benefits, I’ll stick with a spinach.

  • http://alienlogic.wordpress.com Brett

    The 27g of sugar would put me off. Especially with some recent studies (http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2009/08/sugar_elbows_on_to_heart_hit_l.html?sc=fb&cc=fp) showing excess sugar is just as bad, heart-wise, as too much cholesterol.

    For the “superfood” benefits, I’ll stick with a spinach.

  • http://alienlogic.wordpress.com/ Brett

    “a spinach”? Grammar escapes me today.

  • http://alienlogic.wordpress.com Brett

    “a spinach”? Grammar escapes me today.

  • http://zepfanman.com/ J. J.

    A spinach is good moderation. Don’t want to overdo it.

    I mainly drink water throughout the day. Mega Green has been nice to change things up a little. Now I need to check on the sugar content of the Juicy Juice that I usually buy.

  • http://zepfanman.com J. J.

    A spinach is good moderation. Don’t want to overdo it.

    I mainly drink water throughout the day. Mega Green has been nice to change things up a little. Now I need to check on the sugar content of the Juicy Juice that I usually buy.

  • http://googlesnipersystempro.com Google Sniper System

    You can get mega antioxidant by mixing carrot juice, lemon juice, orange juice and green tea. This mix is not very tasty

  • Anonymous

    Well, I think it really contains unique vitamins to give and If it sure comes into variety of flavors I’m sure active kids would like it and I hope so.

    Lynn Fuller,
    best green superfood

  • Lyn Fuller

    test

  • Richard Phillips

    Great tasting green juice
    Green
    Machine