Camire speaks with BDN about granola

Mary Ellen Camire, a professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News for an article about granola. According to Camire, granola is an example of a healthy food gone bad. “Granola is a very concentrated source of energy and a good source of fiber,” she said. “But commercial brands often don’t properly balance ingredients.” The other issue, Camire said, is that all the grains, oats, berries, nuts and sweeteners in granola add a lot of calories into a small package. “The serving size for granola is generally one-third of a cup,” Camire said, adding that when portion control and care for ingredients is taken, granola can be part of a healthy diet.