Suppression

Ovaltine

Category: Food

Type

Voluntary

Introduction and description


I am aware that Ovaltine like Marmite is a branded product and other manufacturers may say, why them and not me, but the difference is that Ovaltine is not a fortified product, the minerals and vitamins it contains are there from its basic ingredients.

Ovaltine is a brand of milk flavouring product made with malt extract. The USA sell non malt based products and in this context these are not of interest to us, as it is the original malt and egg based recipe that is key. The key ingredients of Ovaltine should consist solely of "malt, milk, eggs, flavored with cocoa," It comes as a powder which you mix with warm milk [and drink!].

In some senses you get some idea of which minerals and vitamins it can contain if you look at the corresponding sections on the website:

Below however, we see the actual nutritional information, supplied by the manufacturers of Ovaltine.

A mug of Ovaltine Original is a source of Calcium, Folic Acid, Iron, Zinc, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C and Vitamin A.  So not a bad source of both minerals and vitamins.

Nutritional Information

 

Ovaltine Original Light (25g+200ml water)

Ovaltine Chocolate Light (20g+200ml water)

Ovaltine Original (25g+200ml semi-skimmed milk)

Ovaltine Chocolate (25g+200ml semi-skimmed milk)

Energy

435kj / 103kcal

325kj / 77kcal

805kj/192kcal

808kj / 192kcal

Protein

2.4g

1.5g

8.3g

8.4g

Carbohydrate
- sugars

17.2g
10.1g

14.6g
10.5g

29.9g
22.2g

29.3g
23.8g

Fat
- saturates

2.4g
1.7g

1.2g
1.0g

3.8g
2.2g

4.1g
2.5g

Fibre

0.7g

0.9g

1.1g

1.6g

Sodium

0.13g

0.13g

0.1g

0.13g

Vitamins

 

%RDA

 

%RDA

 

%RDA

 

%RDA

A

200.0µg

25

160.0µg

20

227.0µg

28

227.0µg

28

Thiamin (B1)

0.3mg

25

0.2mg

20

0.4mg

32

0.4mg

32

Riboflavin (B2)

0.4mg

25

0.3mg

20

0.7mg

52

0.7mg

52

Niacin (B3)

4.0mg

25

3.2mg

20

4.2mg

26

4.2mg

26

Pantothenic acid (B5)

1.5mg

25

1.2mg

20

2.2mg

37

2.2mg

37

B6

0.4mg

25

0.3mg

20

0.4mg

32

0.4mg

32

Biotin (B8)

12.5µg

25

10.0µg

20

19.7µg

39

19.7µg

39

B12

0.6µg

25

0.5µg

20

1.5µg

60

1.5µg

60

C

20.0mg

25

16.0mg

20

23.5mg

29

23.5mg

29

E

3.0mg

25

2.4mg

20

3.1mg

26

3.1mg

26

Folic acid

50.0µg

25

40.0µg

20

59.3µg

30

59.3µg

30

Minerals/Trace Elements

 

%RDA

 

%RDA

 

%RDA

 

%RDA

Iron

3.3mg

23

2.8mg

20

3.6mg

26

3.6mg

26

Zinc

-

-

2.5mg

25

3.3mg

33

3.3mg

33

Magnesium

-

-

-

-

119mg

32

119mg

32

Calcium

120mg

15

200mg

25

444mg

56

444mg

56

Background

The Ovaltine story began almost 120 years ago in a humble Swiss laboratory with a Swiss chemist by the name of Dr. George Wander. It was 1904 and Dr Wander was investigating the nutritional qualities of barley malt. He made a very happy discovery. His research showed him that barley malt was full of complex carbohydrates and naturally occurring vitamins.

The scientist then decided to combine the healthy barley malt with other nutritious ingredients like milk, egg, and cocoa.  The result of this combination was named Ovaltine.

By 1909, news of Ovaltine had reached the UK. The British people started their long and happy relationship with the delicious drink. It's a relationship that continues and strengthens today.

Method

Follow the instructions on the jar.

How it works

It heals.

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