Fresh Equivalent Claims

One Scoop of Spinach Powder equals One Cup Fresh Spinach

Using powders is a great way to get additional fruits and vegetables into your diet, but it can be difficult to understand exactly how much fruit and vegetables you are actually eating. To help you better understand what you're eating when you use our powders, we let you know how much fresh fruit or vegetable each scoop of our powder is equivalent to.

We use simple math to make our calculations. We start with the raw product. To make the most accurate claims, we use weights from the public data available on the USDA Nutrient database. From this database we gather how much each raw product weighs and the amount of water in the raw product. We then calculate the weight of the product with the water removed (which is what happens when we freeze-dry it).

For example, looking at the USDA nutrient database 1 cup of Raw Kale weighs  21 g and is 89.63% water and therefore 10.37% solids (non-water). So we take 21 * .1037 and we come to the conclusion that 1 cup of raw kale contains 2.178 g of solids. Our powder has a maximum water % of 4% so we take 2.178 and divide it by 96%, and we get 2.27 g (which we round up to 2.3 g) of our organic freeze-dried kale powder is equivalent to 1 cup of fresh organic kale.

 

Product Claim Weight of Raw (g) Water % in Raw Solids % in Raw Weight of Solids per Claim (g) Max Water % in Freeze-dried Dry Powder Equivalent to Claim (g) Final Claim
Kale 1 Cup 21.00 89.63% 10.37% 2.178 4.00% 2.27 2.3 g (1 scoop) of our organic freeze-dried kale powder is equivalent to 1 cup of raw kale.
Spinach 1 Cup 30.00 91.40% 8.60% 2.580 4.00% 2.69 2.7 g (1 scoop) of our organic freeze-dried spinach powder is equivalent to 1 cup of raw spinach.
Beet 1/2 Beet 41.00 87.58% 12.42% 5.092 4.00% 5.30 5.3 g (1 scoop) of our organic freeze-dried beet powder is equivalent to 1/2 of a raw beet.
Raspberry 15 Raspberries 28.50 85.75% 14.25% 4.061 4.00% 4.23 4.25 g (1 scoop) of our organic freeze-dried raspberry powder is equivalent to 15 raw raspberries.
Broccoli 1/4 Cup 20.32 89.30% 10.70% 2.174 4.00% 2.26 2.45 g (1 scoop) of our organic freeze-dried broccoli powder is equivalent to 1/4 cup of raw broccoli.
*Dragon Fruit 1/4 Cup 36.35 84.30% 15.70% 5.707 4.00% 5.94 6 g (1 scoop) of our organic freeze-dried dragon fruit powder is equivalent to 1/4 cup of raw dragon fruit.
Collard Greens 1/2 Cup 18.00 89.62% 10.38% 1.868 4.00% 1.95 2 g (1 scoop) of our organic freeze-dried collard greens powder is equivalent to 1/2 cup of raw collard greens.

 

*The USDA does not specify a weight for 1/4 cup of dragon fruit, so we weighed this ourselves and found it weighed 36.35 g.