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Best Supermarket Brands

Best Supermarket Brands

Do you want Cheesy Poofs (they're real now) or Cheez Doodles? I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! or Land O'Lakes? (Niether, Par-KAYY!) Or maybe you only eat brands that are truly organic? It's a very personal thing, the process behind how you decide which products to put in your grocery cart. Advertising, nostalgia, taste, scent, jingles, packaging — there are lots of factors determining how you implement purchasing power at the register. But where do some of your favorite products rank with fellow consumers? How do they feel about your favorite Hormel Chili with Beans? Do they prefer Sriracha to Tabasco just like you?

The online grocery product-ranking site, Consmr.com, aims to illustrate how your most favorite (and hated) brands fare with consumers. Consmr, a user review web site that calls itself "the people's champion for everyday products," lists more than 50,000 grocery items including national brands and products from stores like Trader Joe's and Safeway. Its mission since being co-founded by Ryan Charles and Noah Zitsman this past June, is to create a universal resource for packaged goods brands.

Anyone can sign up to review products ("We've been called 'Yelp for the supermarket' because of our democratic approach," the site notes) with one to five stars. Top picks are then based on user contributions. "The idea for Consmr came out of the recession," its co-founder, Ryan Charles explained. "I realized that many of my purchases at supermarkets like Trader Joe's and ShopRite were trial and error. It wasn't cost effective to buy a product I might have to throw out and replace."

Seeing a need in the market for a user review platform à la Yelp and Rotten Tomatoes, but for consumer packaged goods, they decided to start Consmr to create an independent resource where anyone could share ratings of everyday products. Sounds like a good idea.

From Progresso to Nabisco, Trader Joe's to MorningStar Farms, the familiar heros and villains of the grocery aisle are listed on Consmr in at least 12 categories. There are even fun, offbeat rankings. For instance, who are the top five food mascots? Who wins the battle between Chiquita Banana and Toucan Sam? (Or does the Kool-Aid Man trump all?) Where does Soylent Green rank on a list of fictional food products? Top five favorite discontinued products? Consmr has them ranked.

In the categories below, "top rated" products are those with the highest overall rating in the category, while the "most popular" items are the products that have received the most total ratings. Generally, as Ryan explained, these are different products. For instance, Coke Zero might be the most popular soda because more people have an opinion about Coke, but that doesnt mean it's the soda with the highest rating.

Check out this overview of the aisle. And if you disagree, well, vote!

Canned and Packaged Goods

"Considering the heatwave around the country this summer, it’s interesting to see a winter food come out on top," Ryan noted. "It’s also one of the most popular canned goods on Consmr."

Top Rated: Progresso Chicken Noodle, 99% Fat Free Soup (4.2/5)

Best Healthy Pick: Trader Joe’s Edamame (4.2/5)

Most Popular: Bush’s Best Homestyle Baked Beans (3.5/5)

Lowest Rated: Hormel Chili with Beans (2.7/5)

Sauces and Condiments

"This is somewhat of an upset considering that Sriracha is much more popular," noted Ryan, "but keep in mind they are very different style hot sauces. Tapatio is also about 50 percent hotter on the Scoville scale and was recently added as a flavor for several Frito-Lay brand potato chips."

Top Rated: Tapatio Hot Sauce (4.5/5)

Most Popular: Nutella (4.2/5)

Best Sweetener: Gunter’s Clover Pure Honey (4.5/5)

Low Rated: Kraft Real Mayo Mayonnaise (2.5/5)

(Photo courtesy Flickr/basykes)

Snacks and Candy

"Fiber-rich and made with whole-wheat is rarely associated with good tasting products, but Triscuit Thin Crisps proves that healthier snacks can win out in flavor too," noted Ryan.

Top Rated: Triscuit Thin Crisps (4.9/5)

Best Indulgent Pick: Ferrero Hazelnut Fine Chocolate (4.6/5)

Most Popular: Oreo Cookies (3.6/5)

Low Rated: Good & Plenty Licorice Candy (2.5/5)


Here Are The Best (And Worst) Supermarket Wraps

Wraps are one of the easiest and quickest meals you can make. All you need is some supermarket wraps, your favourite fillings and delicious condiments (looking at you, hummus).

But not all supermarket wraps are created equal. In fact, there are some really not-so-great ones on the shelves.

Which supermarket wraps are the best (and worst)? And what should we be looking for when shopping for wraps?

"Wraps provide some variety to lunches and meals if you get sick of sandwiches day in and out. They can be eaten as a simple wrap, burritos, pizza base, soft tacos quesadillas or even tortilla cups if you want to step up your game," Sanchia Parker, accredited practising dietitian and nutritionist, told The Huffington Post Australia.

"They are readily available, budget-friendly and the fact they can be frozen without the quality of the wrap being affected is also a bonus."

Nutritionist Zoe Bingley-Pullin is also a fan of supermarket wraps, but said it's crucial to pick the best ones.

"The right wrap with a nutritious filling can be a healthy meal option. It's about being educated on what makes a wrap healthy and choosing the best wrap to suit your needs," Bingley-Pullin said.

While wraps are a popular and convenient choice for homemade lunches and can be a lighter alternative to bread, many contain artificial colours and preservatives.

"Like most products that come in a packet, though, wraps are often a heavily processed food, often more so than bread, containing preservatives, sodium, sugars and additives to retain freshness," nutritionist Pip Reed told HuffPost Australia.

Here's what to look for (and avoid) when shopping for wraps.

1. Fibre

According to Parker, fibre is the key when shopping for wraps.

"Fibre is beneficial for digestive, heart and immune health. It is found in whole grain cereals, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetables," Parker said.

"When choosing a product with the fibre content listed, the Baker IDI recommended looking for eight grams per 100 grams, while the Eat for Health website by the NHMRC recommends anything over three grams per serve. Note that the serve sizes will change between brands. "

2. Salt

Parker also urges people to be mindful of the salt content in wraps and tortillas.

"Bread products can contain more salt than you might expect. A diet high in sodium has been linked to high blood pressure, so choosing lower salt options can prevent this happening," Parker said.

"Anything less than 120mg per 100 grams is considered a low sodium option. Ideally try and avoid anything that has more than 600mg per 100 grams -- this a lot of salt.

"While it may be laborious to check the label of many products, remember once you have found one or two products that fit within these guidelines you know for each subsequent visit exactly what to get."


Here Are The Best (And Worst) Supermarket Wraps

Wraps are one of the easiest and quickest meals you can make. All you need is some supermarket wraps, your favourite fillings and delicious condiments (looking at you, hummus).

But not all supermarket wraps are created equal. In fact, there are some really not-so-great ones on the shelves.

Which supermarket wraps are the best (and worst)? And what should we be looking for when shopping for wraps?

"Wraps provide some variety to lunches and meals if you get sick of sandwiches day in and out. They can be eaten as a simple wrap, burritos, pizza base, soft tacos quesadillas or even tortilla cups if you want to step up your game," Sanchia Parker, accredited practising dietitian and nutritionist, told The Huffington Post Australia.

"They are readily available, budget-friendly and the fact they can be frozen without the quality of the wrap being affected is also a bonus."

Nutritionist Zoe Bingley-Pullin is also a fan of supermarket wraps, but said it's crucial to pick the best ones.

"The right wrap with a nutritious filling can be a healthy meal option. It's about being educated on what makes a wrap healthy and choosing the best wrap to suit your needs," Bingley-Pullin said.

While wraps are a popular and convenient choice for homemade lunches and can be a lighter alternative to bread, many contain artificial colours and preservatives.

"Like most products that come in a packet, though, wraps are often a heavily processed food, often more so than bread, containing preservatives, sodium, sugars and additives to retain freshness," nutritionist Pip Reed told HuffPost Australia.

Here's what to look for (and avoid) when shopping for wraps.

1. Fibre

According to Parker, fibre is the key when shopping for wraps.

"Fibre is beneficial for digestive, heart and immune health. It is found in whole grain cereals, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetables," Parker said.

"When choosing a product with the fibre content listed, the Baker IDI recommended looking for eight grams per 100 grams, while the Eat for Health website by the NHMRC recommends anything over three grams per serve. Note that the serve sizes will change between brands. "

2. Salt

Parker also urges people to be mindful of the salt content in wraps and tortillas.

"Bread products can contain more salt than you might expect. A diet high in sodium has been linked to high blood pressure, so choosing lower salt options can prevent this happening," Parker said.

"Anything less than 120mg per 100 grams is considered a low sodium option. Ideally try and avoid anything that has more than 600mg per 100 grams -- this a lot of salt.

"While it may be laborious to check the label of many products, remember once you have found one or two products that fit within these guidelines you know for each subsequent visit exactly what to get."


Here Are The Best (And Worst) Supermarket Wraps

Wraps are one of the easiest and quickest meals you can make. All you need is some supermarket wraps, your favourite fillings and delicious condiments (looking at you, hummus).

But not all supermarket wraps are created equal. In fact, there are some really not-so-great ones on the shelves.

Which supermarket wraps are the best (and worst)? And what should we be looking for when shopping for wraps?

"Wraps provide some variety to lunches and meals if you get sick of sandwiches day in and out. They can be eaten as a simple wrap, burritos, pizza base, soft tacos quesadillas or even tortilla cups if you want to step up your game," Sanchia Parker, accredited practising dietitian and nutritionist, told The Huffington Post Australia.

"They are readily available, budget-friendly and the fact they can be frozen without the quality of the wrap being affected is also a bonus."

Nutritionist Zoe Bingley-Pullin is also a fan of supermarket wraps, but said it's crucial to pick the best ones.

"The right wrap with a nutritious filling can be a healthy meal option. It's about being educated on what makes a wrap healthy and choosing the best wrap to suit your needs," Bingley-Pullin said.

While wraps are a popular and convenient choice for homemade lunches and can be a lighter alternative to bread, many contain artificial colours and preservatives.

"Like most products that come in a packet, though, wraps are often a heavily processed food, often more so than bread, containing preservatives, sodium, sugars and additives to retain freshness," nutritionist Pip Reed told HuffPost Australia.

Here's what to look for (and avoid) when shopping for wraps.

1. Fibre

According to Parker, fibre is the key when shopping for wraps.

"Fibre is beneficial for digestive, heart and immune health. It is found in whole grain cereals, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetables," Parker said.

"When choosing a product with the fibre content listed, the Baker IDI recommended looking for eight grams per 100 grams, while the Eat for Health website by the NHMRC recommends anything over three grams per serve. Note that the serve sizes will change between brands. "

2. Salt

Parker also urges people to be mindful of the salt content in wraps and tortillas.

"Bread products can contain more salt than you might expect. A diet high in sodium has been linked to high blood pressure, so choosing lower salt options can prevent this happening," Parker said.

"Anything less than 120mg per 100 grams is considered a low sodium option. Ideally try and avoid anything that has more than 600mg per 100 grams -- this a lot of salt.

"While it may be laborious to check the label of many products, remember once you have found one or two products that fit within these guidelines you know for each subsequent visit exactly what to get."


Here Are The Best (And Worst) Supermarket Wraps

Wraps are one of the easiest and quickest meals you can make. All you need is some supermarket wraps, your favourite fillings and delicious condiments (looking at you, hummus).

But not all supermarket wraps are created equal. In fact, there are some really not-so-great ones on the shelves.

Which supermarket wraps are the best (and worst)? And what should we be looking for when shopping for wraps?

"Wraps provide some variety to lunches and meals if you get sick of sandwiches day in and out. They can be eaten as a simple wrap, burritos, pizza base, soft tacos quesadillas or even tortilla cups if you want to step up your game," Sanchia Parker, accredited practising dietitian and nutritionist, told The Huffington Post Australia.

"They are readily available, budget-friendly and the fact they can be frozen without the quality of the wrap being affected is also a bonus."

Nutritionist Zoe Bingley-Pullin is also a fan of supermarket wraps, but said it's crucial to pick the best ones.

"The right wrap with a nutritious filling can be a healthy meal option. It's about being educated on what makes a wrap healthy and choosing the best wrap to suit your needs," Bingley-Pullin said.

While wraps are a popular and convenient choice for homemade lunches and can be a lighter alternative to bread, many contain artificial colours and preservatives.

"Like most products that come in a packet, though, wraps are often a heavily processed food, often more so than bread, containing preservatives, sodium, sugars and additives to retain freshness," nutritionist Pip Reed told HuffPost Australia.

Here's what to look for (and avoid) when shopping for wraps.

1. Fibre

According to Parker, fibre is the key when shopping for wraps.

"Fibre is beneficial for digestive, heart and immune health. It is found in whole grain cereals, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetables," Parker said.

"When choosing a product with the fibre content listed, the Baker IDI recommended looking for eight grams per 100 grams, while the Eat for Health website by the NHMRC recommends anything over three grams per serve. Note that the serve sizes will change between brands. "

2. Salt

Parker also urges people to be mindful of the salt content in wraps and tortillas.

"Bread products can contain more salt than you might expect. A diet high in sodium has been linked to high blood pressure, so choosing lower salt options can prevent this happening," Parker said.

"Anything less than 120mg per 100 grams is considered a low sodium option. Ideally try and avoid anything that has more than 600mg per 100 grams -- this a lot of salt.

"While it may be laborious to check the label of many products, remember once you have found one or two products that fit within these guidelines you know for each subsequent visit exactly what to get."


Here Are The Best (And Worst) Supermarket Wraps

Wraps are one of the easiest and quickest meals you can make. All you need is some supermarket wraps, your favourite fillings and delicious condiments (looking at you, hummus).

But not all supermarket wraps are created equal. In fact, there are some really not-so-great ones on the shelves.

Which supermarket wraps are the best (and worst)? And what should we be looking for when shopping for wraps?

"Wraps provide some variety to lunches and meals if you get sick of sandwiches day in and out. They can be eaten as a simple wrap, burritos, pizza base, soft tacos quesadillas or even tortilla cups if you want to step up your game," Sanchia Parker, accredited practising dietitian and nutritionist, told The Huffington Post Australia.

"They are readily available, budget-friendly and the fact they can be frozen without the quality of the wrap being affected is also a bonus."

Nutritionist Zoe Bingley-Pullin is also a fan of supermarket wraps, but said it's crucial to pick the best ones.

"The right wrap with a nutritious filling can be a healthy meal option. It's about being educated on what makes a wrap healthy and choosing the best wrap to suit your needs," Bingley-Pullin said.

While wraps are a popular and convenient choice for homemade lunches and can be a lighter alternative to bread, many contain artificial colours and preservatives.

"Like most products that come in a packet, though, wraps are often a heavily processed food, often more so than bread, containing preservatives, sodium, sugars and additives to retain freshness," nutritionist Pip Reed told HuffPost Australia.

Here's what to look for (and avoid) when shopping for wraps.

1. Fibre

According to Parker, fibre is the key when shopping for wraps.

"Fibre is beneficial for digestive, heart and immune health. It is found in whole grain cereals, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetables," Parker said.

"When choosing a product with the fibre content listed, the Baker IDI recommended looking for eight grams per 100 grams, while the Eat for Health website by the NHMRC recommends anything over three grams per serve. Note that the serve sizes will change between brands. "

2. Salt

Parker also urges people to be mindful of the salt content in wraps and tortillas.

"Bread products can contain more salt than you might expect. A diet high in sodium has been linked to high blood pressure, so choosing lower salt options can prevent this happening," Parker said.

"Anything less than 120mg per 100 grams is considered a low sodium option. Ideally try and avoid anything that has more than 600mg per 100 grams -- this a lot of salt.

"While it may be laborious to check the label of many products, remember once you have found one or two products that fit within these guidelines you know for each subsequent visit exactly what to get."


Here Are The Best (And Worst) Supermarket Wraps

Wraps are one of the easiest and quickest meals you can make. All you need is some supermarket wraps, your favourite fillings and delicious condiments (looking at you, hummus).

But not all supermarket wraps are created equal. In fact, there are some really not-so-great ones on the shelves.

Which supermarket wraps are the best (and worst)? And what should we be looking for when shopping for wraps?

"Wraps provide some variety to lunches and meals if you get sick of sandwiches day in and out. They can be eaten as a simple wrap, burritos, pizza base, soft tacos quesadillas or even tortilla cups if you want to step up your game," Sanchia Parker, accredited practising dietitian and nutritionist, told The Huffington Post Australia.

"They are readily available, budget-friendly and the fact they can be frozen without the quality of the wrap being affected is also a bonus."

Nutritionist Zoe Bingley-Pullin is also a fan of supermarket wraps, but said it's crucial to pick the best ones.

"The right wrap with a nutritious filling can be a healthy meal option. It's about being educated on what makes a wrap healthy and choosing the best wrap to suit your needs," Bingley-Pullin said.

While wraps are a popular and convenient choice for homemade lunches and can be a lighter alternative to bread, many contain artificial colours and preservatives.

"Like most products that come in a packet, though, wraps are often a heavily processed food, often more so than bread, containing preservatives, sodium, sugars and additives to retain freshness," nutritionist Pip Reed told HuffPost Australia.

Here's what to look for (and avoid) when shopping for wraps.

1. Fibre

According to Parker, fibre is the key when shopping for wraps.

"Fibre is beneficial for digestive, heart and immune health. It is found in whole grain cereals, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetables," Parker said.

"When choosing a product with the fibre content listed, the Baker IDI recommended looking for eight grams per 100 grams, while the Eat for Health website by the NHMRC recommends anything over three grams per serve. Note that the serve sizes will change between brands. "

2. Salt

Parker also urges people to be mindful of the salt content in wraps and tortillas.

"Bread products can contain more salt than you might expect. A diet high in sodium has been linked to high blood pressure, so choosing lower salt options can prevent this happening," Parker said.

"Anything less than 120mg per 100 grams is considered a low sodium option. Ideally try and avoid anything that has more than 600mg per 100 grams -- this a lot of salt.

"While it may be laborious to check the label of many products, remember once you have found one or two products that fit within these guidelines you know for each subsequent visit exactly what to get."


Here Are The Best (And Worst) Supermarket Wraps

Wraps are one of the easiest and quickest meals you can make. All you need is some supermarket wraps, your favourite fillings and delicious condiments (looking at you, hummus).

But not all supermarket wraps are created equal. In fact, there are some really not-so-great ones on the shelves.

Which supermarket wraps are the best (and worst)? And what should we be looking for when shopping for wraps?

"Wraps provide some variety to lunches and meals if you get sick of sandwiches day in and out. They can be eaten as a simple wrap, burritos, pizza base, soft tacos quesadillas or even tortilla cups if you want to step up your game," Sanchia Parker, accredited practising dietitian and nutritionist, told The Huffington Post Australia.

"They are readily available, budget-friendly and the fact they can be frozen without the quality of the wrap being affected is also a bonus."

Nutritionist Zoe Bingley-Pullin is also a fan of supermarket wraps, but said it's crucial to pick the best ones.

"The right wrap with a nutritious filling can be a healthy meal option. It's about being educated on what makes a wrap healthy and choosing the best wrap to suit your needs," Bingley-Pullin said.

While wraps are a popular and convenient choice for homemade lunches and can be a lighter alternative to bread, many contain artificial colours and preservatives.

"Like most products that come in a packet, though, wraps are often a heavily processed food, often more so than bread, containing preservatives, sodium, sugars and additives to retain freshness," nutritionist Pip Reed told HuffPost Australia.

Here's what to look for (and avoid) when shopping for wraps.

1. Fibre

According to Parker, fibre is the key when shopping for wraps.

"Fibre is beneficial for digestive, heart and immune health. It is found in whole grain cereals, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetables," Parker said.

"When choosing a product with the fibre content listed, the Baker IDI recommended looking for eight grams per 100 grams, while the Eat for Health website by the NHMRC recommends anything over three grams per serve. Note that the serve sizes will change between brands. "

2. Salt

Parker also urges people to be mindful of the salt content in wraps and tortillas.

"Bread products can contain more salt than you might expect. A diet high in sodium has been linked to high blood pressure, so choosing lower salt options can prevent this happening," Parker said.

"Anything less than 120mg per 100 grams is considered a low sodium option. Ideally try and avoid anything that has more than 600mg per 100 grams -- this a lot of salt.

"While it may be laborious to check the label of many products, remember once you have found one or two products that fit within these guidelines you know for each subsequent visit exactly what to get."


Here Are The Best (And Worst) Supermarket Wraps

Wraps are one of the easiest and quickest meals you can make. All you need is some supermarket wraps, your favourite fillings and delicious condiments (looking at you, hummus).

But not all supermarket wraps are created equal. In fact, there are some really not-so-great ones on the shelves.

Which supermarket wraps are the best (and worst)? And what should we be looking for when shopping for wraps?

"Wraps provide some variety to lunches and meals if you get sick of sandwiches day in and out. They can be eaten as a simple wrap, burritos, pizza base, soft tacos quesadillas or even tortilla cups if you want to step up your game," Sanchia Parker, accredited practising dietitian and nutritionist, told The Huffington Post Australia.

"They are readily available, budget-friendly and the fact they can be frozen without the quality of the wrap being affected is also a bonus."

Nutritionist Zoe Bingley-Pullin is also a fan of supermarket wraps, but said it's crucial to pick the best ones.

"The right wrap with a nutritious filling can be a healthy meal option. It's about being educated on what makes a wrap healthy and choosing the best wrap to suit your needs," Bingley-Pullin said.

While wraps are a popular and convenient choice for homemade lunches and can be a lighter alternative to bread, many contain artificial colours and preservatives.

"Like most products that come in a packet, though, wraps are often a heavily processed food, often more so than bread, containing preservatives, sodium, sugars and additives to retain freshness," nutritionist Pip Reed told HuffPost Australia.

Here's what to look for (and avoid) when shopping for wraps.

1. Fibre

According to Parker, fibre is the key when shopping for wraps.

"Fibre is beneficial for digestive, heart and immune health. It is found in whole grain cereals, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetables," Parker said.

"When choosing a product with the fibre content listed, the Baker IDI recommended looking for eight grams per 100 grams, while the Eat for Health website by the NHMRC recommends anything over three grams per serve. Note that the serve sizes will change between brands. "

2. Salt

Parker also urges people to be mindful of the salt content in wraps and tortillas.

"Bread products can contain more salt than you might expect. A diet high in sodium has been linked to high blood pressure, so choosing lower salt options can prevent this happening," Parker said.

"Anything less than 120mg per 100 grams is considered a low sodium option. Ideally try and avoid anything that has more than 600mg per 100 grams -- this a lot of salt.

"While it may be laborious to check the label of many products, remember once you have found one or two products that fit within these guidelines you know for each subsequent visit exactly what to get."


Here Are The Best (And Worst) Supermarket Wraps

Wraps are one of the easiest and quickest meals you can make. All you need is some supermarket wraps, your favourite fillings and delicious condiments (looking at you, hummus).

But not all supermarket wraps are created equal. In fact, there are some really not-so-great ones on the shelves.

Which supermarket wraps are the best (and worst)? And what should we be looking for when shopping for wraps?

"Wraps provide some variety to lunches and meals if you get sick of sandwiches day in and out. They can be eaten as a simple wrap, burritos, pizza base, soft tacos quesadillas or even tortilla cups if you want to step up your game," Sanchia Parker, accredited practising dietitian and nutritionist, told The Huffington Post Australia.

"They are readily available, budget-friendly and the fact they can be frozen without the quality of the wrap being affected is also a bonus."

Nutritionist Zoe Bingley-Pullin is also a fan of supermarket wraps, but said it's crucial to pick the best ones.

"The right wrap with a nutritious filling can be a healthy meal option. It's about being educated on what makes a wrap healthy and choosing the best wrap to suit your needs," Bingley-Pullin said.

While wraps are a popular and convenient choice for homemade lunches and can be a lighter alternative to bread, many contain artificial colours and preservatives.

"Like most products that come in a packet, though, wraps are often a heavily processed food, often more so than bread, containing preservatives, sodium, sugars and additives to retain freshness," nutritionist Pip Reed told HuffPost Australia.

Here's what to look for (and avoid) when shopping for wraps.

1. Fibre

According to Parker, fibre is the key when shopping for wraps.

"Fibre is beneficial for digestive, heart and immune health. It is found in whole grain cereals, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetables," Parker said.

"When choosing a product with the fibre content listed, the Baker IDI recommended looking for eight grams per 100 grams, while the Eat for Health website by the NHMRC recommends anything over three grams per serve. Note that the serve sizes will change between brands. "

2. Salt

Parker also urges people to be mindful of the salt content in wraps and tortillas.

"Bread products can contain more salt than you might expect. A diet high in sodium has been linked to high blood pressure, so choosing lower salt options can prevent this happening," Parker said.

"Anything less than 120mg per 100 grams is considered a low sodium option. Ideally try and avoid anything that has more than 600mg per 100 grams -- this a lot of salt.

"While it may be laborious to check the label of many products, remember once you have found one or two products that fit within these guidelines you know for each subsequent visit exactly what to get."


Here Are The Best (And Worst) Supermarket Wraps

Wraps are one of the easiest and quickest meals you can make. All you need is some supermarket wraps, your favourite fillings and delicious condiments (looking at you, hummus).

But not all supermarket wraps are created equal. In fact, there are some really not-so-great ones on the shelves.

Which supermarket wraps are the best (and worst)? And what should we be looking for when shopping for wraps?

"Wraps provide some variety to lunches and meals if you get sick of sandwiches day in and out. They can be eaten as a simple wrap, burritos, pizza base, soft tacos quesadillas or even tortilla cups if you want to step up your game," Sanchia Parker, accredited practising dietitian and nutritionist, told The Huffington Post Australia.

"They are readily available, budget-friendly and the fact they can be frozen without the quality of the wrap being affected is also a bonus."

Nutritionist Zoe Bingley-Pullin is also a fan of supermarket wraps, but said it's crucial to pick the best ones.

"The right wrap with a nutritious filling can be a healthy meal option. It's about being educated on what makes a wrap healthy and choosing the best wrap to suit your needs," Bingley-Pullin said.

While wraps are a popular and convenient choice for homemade lunches and can be a lighter alternative to bread, many contain artificial colours and preservatives.

"Like most products that come in a packet, though, wraps are often a heavily processed food, often more so than bread, containing preservatives, sodium, sugars and additives to retain freshness," nutritionist Pip Reed told HuffPost Australia.

Here's what to look for (and avoid) when shopping for wraps.

1. Fibre

According to Parker, fibre is the key when shopping for wraps.

"Fibre is beneficial for digestive, heart and immune health. It is found in whole grain cereals, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetables," Parker said.

"When choosing a product with the fibre content listed, the Baker IDI recommended looking for eight grams per 100 grams, while the Eat for Health website by the NHMRC recommends anything over three grams per serve. Note that the serve sizes will change between brands. "

2. Salt

Parker also urges people to be mindful of the salt content in wraps and tortillas.

"Bread products can contain more salt than you might expect. A diet high in sodium has been linked to high blood pressure, so choosing lower salt options can prevent this happening," Parker said.

"Anything less than 120mg per 100 grams is considered a low sodium option. Ideally try and avoid anything that has more than 600mg per 100 grams -- this a lot of salt.

"While it may be laborious to check the label of many products, remember once you have found one or two products that fit within these guidelines you know for each subsequent visit exactly what to get."


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