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The Huel Powder Formula Explained

Huel Powder is a nutritionally complete powdered food that is high in protein and fibre, low in sugar and salt, rich in phytonutrients, and contains a balanced macro split of 37:30:30:3 (carbohydrate, protein, fat, fibre) and all 26 essential vitamins and minerals.

Additionally, it contains no lactose or any animal products, no soy, and no GMO.

Huel Powder meets the UK and EU Reference Nutrient Intake (RNI), Reference Intake (RI) and Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) for all macro- and micronutrients [1, 2, 3], it is a sustained source of energy and has a wealth of other nutritional benefits.

Continue reading to find out more about Huel Powder.

The Huel Powder Formula Explained

Nutritional Information and Ingredients of Huel Powder

Huel Powder is 37:30:30:3 Macro Split

The principle macronutrients that we obtain energy from food are carbohydrate, fat, protein and fibre, and in Huel Powder we’ve set them at the ratio of 37:30:30:3 respectively; i.e. 37% of the energy comes from carbohydrates, 30% from fats, 30% from proteins and 3% from fibre.

Amino acids are the most basic units of protein, and several amino acids are essential for life, with others being crucial for good health, so any diet has to contain a significant amount of protein.

There are also fatty acids that are essential for life and good health, so including sources of fat is crucial too.

Carbohydrates, however, are not essential per se, but they do have significant benefits to sustaining even energy levels and are significantly cheaper, helping to make Huel Powder more affordable.

We’ve designed Huel Powder at these ratios as they are not only within the parameters of the healthy eating guidelines but are also levels designed for optimum, sustained energy release whilst covering macronutritional requirements for disease prevention.

Carbohydrate in Huel Powder: Fine Powdered Oats

The carbs in Huel Powder are from ultra-fine powdered oats. Oats have been shown to have a low glycaemic index (GI); GI refers to the speed after which we ingest a carb source to the resulting rise in blood sugar and, hence, energy levels [4]. The oats in Huel Powder mix easily and help sustain energy levels until the next meal. Many of the formulas used in sports nutrition or for weight reduction use maltodextrin as the main carb source. Maltodextrin is cheap and easy to mix, so there’s a valid reason for its use. However, although it’s a ‘complex’ carb, it actually has a high GI [4], so these formulas provide a surge of energy followed by a slump: far from ideal for busy people with active jobs. Maltodextrin is also a synthetic carb so provides nothing more than carbohydrates for energy. The oat powder in Huel Powder has been milled so finely that it’s readily soluble, and there’s also not a huge price difference compared to maltodextrin. Plus, as oats are natural, they provide so much more than just carbohydrates: many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients too. Indeed, it could be said that the inclusion of oat powder is one of the main reasons why Huel Powder could be considered superior to many foods readily consumed today.

Fat in Huel Powder: Flaxseed, Sunflower and Coconut

The fats in Huel Powder provide 30% of the total energy and are made up from flaxseeds and sunflower seeds to ensure that the essential fatty acids are included in optimum amounts. We’ve also included coconut for very good reasons: the fats in coconut are what are known as medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs, and these are treated much like carbs, i.e. they provide an energy-rich, sustained fuel and are perfect for those of us with busy lifestyles [5]. But MCTs have another invaluable quality: they are not susceptible to oxidation and rancidity, meaning that they do not contribute to the formation of atherosclerotic plaques which increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. In short, MCTs from coconut are a healthy and efficient source of energy.

There are two completely essential fatty acids (EFAs) that humans require: linoleic acid (LA – an omega-6 fatty acid) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA – an omega-3) [6]. Using our blend of flaxseed and sunflower oil powder, we’ve ensured Huel Powder contains sufficient amounts of both of these EFAs as well as other omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. Moreover, these natural seed powders provide antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals in a biochemical redox balance to help minimise free-radical production. Free radicals may be involved in the pathology of cancer, cardiovascular disease and ageing, so it’s desirable to keep their formation to a minimum, and this is the role of antioxidants.

Huel Powder is High-protein: Peas and Rice

The RI for protein is 50g per day, but this only covers our very basic needs and prevents protein deficiency [1, 2, 3]. The Western diet typically provides more [7], and Huel Powder does too. All essential amino acids are included in adequate amounts from two vegan protein sources: pea and brown rice protein, as well as protein from the oat powder. Based on an average 2,000-calorie intake, you’ll be consuming 148g protein per day from Huel Powder. This provides a good amount for optimal health as well as building and maintaining a healthy body. Furthermore, protein is more satiating (appetite suppressing) than other macronutrients [8], and we've designed Huel Powder to stop unwanted hunger pangs.

Amino Acid Profile of Huel Powder

Protein is made up of amino acids. There are over 500 amino acids in nature, 20 of which are known as the standard amino acids, as these are the ones that are coded for genetically and are subsequently involved in primary protein synthesis in animals. Of these 20, nine are essential as they cannot be synthesised from other amino acids.

The nine essential amino acids are:

  • Histidine
  • Isoleucine
  • Leucine
  • Lysine
  • Methionine
  • Phenylalanine
  • Threonine
  • Tryptophan
  • Valine

The other 11 are:

  • Alanine
  • Arginine
  • Asparagine
  • Aspartic acid
  • Cysteine
  • Glutamine
  • Glutamic acid
  • Glycine
  • Proline
  • Serine
  • Tyrosine

Amino Acid Content of Huel Powder (based on v2.3 Vanilla - amounts will differ slightly for other flavours)

Amino Acid (mg) Per 100g Per 2000kcal RDA* % of RDA
Tryptophan 359 1788 280 639%
Threonine 1127 5621 1050 535%
Isoleucine 1269 6327 1400 452%
Leucine 2568 12804 2730 469%
Lysine 1162 5792 2100 276%
Methionine 780 3890 1050** 639%
Cysteine 565 2816
Phenylalanine 1661 8282 1750*** 916%
Tyrosine 1554 7750
Valine 1690 8427 1820 463%
Histidine 1252 6241 700 892%
Arginine 1986 9902
Alanine 1745 8700
Aspartic acid**** 2642 13175
Glutamic acid***** 4365 21760
Glycine 1356 6759
Proline 1524 7596
Serine 1527 7613

  • *WHO (2007) recommended daily amounts for essential amino acids for a 70kg adult
  • **Combined total for methionine + cysteine
  • ***Combined total for phenylalanine + tyrosine
  • ****Figure includes asparagine
  • *****Figure includes glutamine

All protein sources are not equal: some are classed as ‘complete proteins’ and some are not. A complete protein is one that contains sufficient quantities of all nine essential amino acids.

Generally, proteins derived from animal foods (meats, fish, poultry, milk and eggs) are complete. Indeed, some proteins derived from plant foods (legumes, seeds, grains and vegetables) are often complete as well; examples include chickpeas, black beans, pumpkin seeds, cashews, cauliflower, quinoa, pistachios, turnip greens, black-eyed peas and soya. Many plant foods have insufficient amounts or one or more of the essential amino acids. Some are notably low, such as corn protein, which is low in lysine and isoleucine.

The protein in Huel Powder comes from four of the main six ingredients: pea protein, oats, brown rice protein and flaxseed. This ensures a good range of all amino acids and that there are sufficient amounts of the essential amino acids. Rice protein is high in the sulphur-containing amino acids cysteine and methionine, plus it contains good amounts of all the others, but is very low in lysine. Pea protein is low in cysteine and methionine but high in lysine. This is why we selected these two sources, ensuring everything was covered whilst keeping Huel Powder vegan. Plus there’s additional protein from the oats, which are reasonably high in all essential aminos, and the flaxseeds.

Huel Powder is High-fibre: Oats and Flaxseed

Huel Powder contains 128-132% (based on European v2.3 formula, varies between flavour/variety) of the recommended daily amount of fibre. The fibre in Huel Powder is a mixture of soluble and insoluble forms all naturally supplied from the food ingredients, mainly from oats and flaxseed, and provides more than most modern solid diets. The high-fibre content of Huel Powder helps to ensure the formation of normal, solid stools in healthy users.

Fibre acts like a sponge, so it’s important to consume lots of water when using Huel Powder [9]. The Huel Powder formula has been designed to maintain optimum digestive system health. Moreover, you may well have heard about the beneficial soluble fibre in oats called beta-glucan; well, Huel Powder is loaded with this cholesterol-lowering fibre; ideal for a healthy heart [10].

Vitamins and Minerals in Huel Powder

A bulk of the vitamins and minerals – also known as micronutrients – in Huel Powder are from natural ingredients. However, in order to meet the demands of a Western lifestyle, we've added a unique vitamin and mineral formula to provide, in some cases, more than 100% of the recommended amounts.

Since the UK Dietary Reference Values were compiled in 1991 [1], there have been numerous studies in the past 20 years demonstrating that, for many micronutrients, levels higher than the RNI may have beneficial effects to health.

For example, it’s widely considered that the amount of vitamin C we’re recommended to consume is too low [11, 12, 13], so we've reflected this in the Huel Powder formula. Benefits of consuming more vitamin C include a healthy immune system, healthy skin and antioxidant properties [12, 13, 14]

With calcium, the US recommended amount is more than the UK RNI (1,300mg vs 800mg per day) [1, 2, 15], and we feel the US recommendation is more than sufficient to more than protect against osteoporosis. With some of the trace elements the levels are far higher than the recommended amounts. This is because we only need tiny amounts of them, but the natural ingredients in Huel Powder are a rich source.

Choline is a conditionally essential B vitamin, and although, strictly speaking, it can be synthesised in our bodies, it’s more efficient to obtain it from our diets [16]. It’s of particular importance for post-menopausal women [17, 18]. As Huel is all about optimum health, the inclusion of choline was felt to be fundamental.

There has been some concern about phytic acid: a naturally occurring substance in some cereals including oats. Phytic acid can chelate (bind) some minerals meaning that they’re less bioavailable [19]. As oat powder is a fundamental ingredient of Huel Powder, we've ensured the levels of some minerals, like iron and zinc, are higher, to accommodate any issues with phytic acid chelation. Furthermore, the high level of vitamin C in Huel will also further promote iron absorption [20].

Phytonutrients in Huel Powder

Phytonutrients are substances found in plant foods which, whilst not essential, may exhibit some health benefits like disease risk prevention. Junk food diets and many synthetic liquid diets that aren’t based on real food are deficient in phytonutrients, and thus consumers miss out on invaluable health benefits and antioxidant effects.

Because Huel Powder’s fundamental ingredients are plant-based foods, these are already phytonutrient-rich and the benefits are passed onto anyone consuming Huel Powder. However, we've also added some additional phytonutrients to optimise the Huel Powder formula and to complement the antioxidant nutrients vitamins C and E and selenium.

Phytonutrient polyphenols in Huel Powder have antioxidant activity and help protect against cardiovascular disease, some cancers and age-related conditions. Huel Powder's beneficial phytonutrients include:

  • Avenanthramides: antioxidant polyphenols unique to oats shown to have anti-inflammatory effects [21].
  • Ferulic acid: also from oats, a potent antioxidant and antibacterial agent that has also been shown to have anti-cancer properties [22].
  • Lutein: from the flaxseed powder and we've also added additional lutein in our vitamin and mineral blend. Although not essential, there is concern that diets low in lutein may lead to macular degeneration of the eye in the elderly, as lutein is involved in eye pigment development [23, 24]. Lutein is also an antioxidant.
  • Zeaxanthin: another antioxidant, this has been added as it also has a role in long-term eye health [24].
  • Lycopene: added as it's a potent antioxidant and has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and some cancers [25].

Additional Nutrition Notes

Manganese in Huel Powder

Manganese is an essential trace element; it’s needed for good health, but we only need tiny amounts. The amount of manganese in Huel Powder is notably higher than the recommended daily amount and some people have asked if the larger amount could be toxic.

Manganese is a toxic mineral, but all reports of toxicity come from inhalation of manganese in industry and mining where there has been damage to the lungs. Nutritionally, manganese is one of the least toxic of all elements because, when excess is consumed, absorption is very low and that which is absorbed is efficiently excreted via bile and the kidneys [1, 26].

There is limited evidence that intake of water high in manganese may be associated with neurological symptoms, but this has only occurred in areas where the drinking water was contaminated with manganese. Plus manganese in drinking water is a lot more bioavailable than that in food.

There has never been a reported case of anyone consuming too much manganese from food, and there is no evidence that the consumption of a manganese-rich plant-based diet, as in the case of Huel Powder, results in manganese toxicity [27]. The only caution is in people who suffer from chronic liver disease who should consult their doctor before consuming Huel Powder.

Huel Powder and FODMAPs

FODMAPs are short-chain carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed and consequently ferment so can be irritant to some people's intestines [28]. Huel Powder is low in FODMAPs constituents so is suitable for people who follow a low-FODMAP diet. Read more about Huel Powder and FODMAPs here.

Summary - Huel Powder is Food

As you can see, Huel Powder has far superior nutrition compared to most conventional diets. Huel Powder can be your sole nutritional source, or you can drink it as individual meals or even as a between-meal snack. In this way it can be an add-on improvement to your diet to ensure you’re giving your body what it needs.

Ingredients of Huel Powder

Vanilla v2.3

Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, Natural Vanilla Flavouring, Medium-Chain Triglyceride Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Micronutrient Blend*, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum, Flavouring, Sweetener: Sucralose.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).

Unflavoured & Unsweetened v2.3

Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, Medium-Chain Triglyceride Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Micronutrient Blend*, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).

Original v2.3

Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, Vanilla Flavouring, Medium-Chain Triglyceride Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Micronutrient Blend*, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum, Sodium Chloride, Sweetener: Sucralose, Flavour.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).

Coffee v2.3

Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, Instant Coffee Powder (2.5%), Medium-Chain Triglyceride Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Natural Vanilla Flavouring, Micronutrient Blend*, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum, Flavour, Sweetener: Sucralose.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).

Berry v2.3

Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, Medium-Chain Triglyceride Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Micronutrient Blend*, Natural Flavouring, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum, Colouring Food (concentrate of beetroot, carrot), Flavouring, Sweetener: Sucralose.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2, (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).

Mint-Chocolate v2.3

Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, Natural Flavouring, Medium-Chain Triglyceride Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Micronutrient Blend*, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum, Flavouring, Sweetener: Steviol Glycosides, Sucralose.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).

Chocolate v2.3

Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseed, Brown Rice Protein, Cocoa Powder (6%), Natural Flavouring, Medium-Chain Triglyceride Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Micronutrient Blend*, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum, Sweetener: Sucralose.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).

Vanilla (Gluten-Free) v2.3

Gluten-Free Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, Natural Vanilla Flavouring, Medium-Chain Triglyceride Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Micronutrient Blend*, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum, Flavouring, Sweetener: Sucralose.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).

Unflavoured & Unsweetened (Gluten-Free) v2.3

Gluten-Free Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, Medium-Chain Triglyceride Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Micronutrient Blend*, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).

Original (Gluten-Free) v2.3

Gluten-Free Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, Vanilla Flavouring, Medium-Chain Triglyceride Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Micronutrient Blend*, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum, Sodium Chloride, Sweetener: Sucralose, Flavour.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).

Coffee (Gluten-Free) v2.3

Gluten-Free Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, Instant Coffee Powder (2.5%), Medium-Chain Triglyceride Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Natural Vanilla Flavouring, Micronutrient Blend*, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum, Flavour, Sweetener: Sucralose.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).

Berry (Gluten-Free) v2.3

Gluten-Free Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, Medium-Chain Triglyceride Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Micronutrient Blend*, Natural Flavouring, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum, Colouring Food (concentrate of beetroot, carrot), Flavouring, Sweetener: Sucralose.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2, (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).

Mint-Chocolate (Gluten-Free) v2.3

Gluten-Free Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, Natural Flavouring, Medium-Chain Triglyceride Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Micronutrient Blend*, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum, Flavouring, Sweetener: Steviol Glycosides, Sucralose.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).

Chocolate (Gluten-free) v2.3

Gluten-free Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseed, Brown Rice Protein, Cocoa Powder (6%), Natural Flavouring, Medium-Chain Triglyceride Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Micronutrient Blend*, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum, Sweetener: Sucralose.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).

Nutritional Profile of Huel Powder

Vanilla v2.3

Each bag contains 1.75kg

Serving size: 100g x 5 meals per day

Per 100g Per day* % RI**
Energy 1680kJ 8400kJ 100%
400kcal 2000kcal
Fat 13.1g 65.6g 94%
- of which saturates 2.3g 11.7g 58%
- of which monounsaturates 2.7g 13.4g
- of which polyunsaturates 7.4g 37.0g
Carbohydrate 37.1g 185.5g 69%
- of which sugars 1.2g 6.2g 7%
Fibre 7.7g 38.3g (128%)
Protein 29.5g 147.5g 295%
Salt 0.7g 3.6g 60%

Vitamins & Minerals

Per 100g Per day* % NRV**
Vitamin A (µg) 160 800 100%
Vitamin D (µg) 3.0 15.0 300%
Vitamin E (mg) 2.4 12.0 100%
Vitamin K (µg) 20 100 133%
Vitamin C (mg) 60 300 375%
Thiamin (mg) 0.3 1.5 136%
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Niacin (mg) 3.2 16.0 100%
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Folate (µg) 80 400 200%
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.8 4.0 160%
Biotin (µg) 10 50 100%
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.2 6.0 100%
Potassium (mg) 700 3500 175%
Chloride (mg) 360 1800 225%
Calcium (mg) 200 1000 125%
Phosphorus (mg) 496 2480 354%
Magnesium (mg) 122 610 163%
Iron (mg) 7.8 39.2 280%
Zinc (mg) 4.0 19.8 198%
Copper (mg) 0.3 1.6 160%
Manganese (mg) 1.8 8.9 445%
Selenium (µg) 20 102 185%
Chromium (µg) 8.0 40.0 100%
Molybdenum (µg) 45 227 454%
Iodine (µg) 30 150 100%

Additional Information

Per 100g Per day*
Vitamin D3 (µg) 2.0 10
Vitamin K2 (µg) 5.0 25
Choline (mg) 110 550
Lycopene (mg) 1.0 5.0
Lutein (mg) 1.2 6.0
Zeaxanthin (mg) 0.1 0.5
Omega 3 (g) 3.2 15.8
Omega 6 (g) 3.1 15.7
MCTs (g) 1.1 5.5
Trans Fat (g) <0.1 <0.1

*Per 8400kJ/2000kcal (500g)

**EU Nutrient Reference Values (NRV)

Unflavoured & Unsweetened v2.3

Each bag contains 1.72kg

Serving size: 100g x 5 meals per day

Per 100g Per day* % RI**
Energy 1710kJ 8400kJ 100%
407kcal 2000kcal
Fat 13.4g 65.8g 94%
- of which saturates 2.5g 12.1g 61%
- of which monounsaturates 2.9g 14.0g
- of which polyunsaturates 7.8g 38.5g
Carbohydrate 37.4g 183.5g 68%
- of which sugars 1.0g 5.1g 6%
Fibre 8.1g 39.7g (132%)
Protein 30.1g 148.0g 296%
Salt 0.8g 3.7g 62%

Vitamins & Minerals

Per 100g Per day* % NRV**
Vitamin A (µg) 163 800 100%
Vitamin D (µg) 3.0 15.0 300%
Vitamin E (mg) 2.4 12.0 100%
Vitamin K (µg) 20 100 133%
Vitamin C (mg) 61 300 375%
Thiamin (mg) 0.3 1.5 136%
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Niacin (mg) 3.3 16.0 100%
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Folate (µg) 81 400 200%
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.8 4.0 160%
Biotin (µg) 10 50 100%
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.2 6.0 100%
Potassium (mg) 713 3500 175%
Chloride (mg) 367 1800 225%
Calcium (mg) 204 1000 125%
Phosphorus (mg) 505 2480 354%
Magnesium (mg) 124 610 163%
Iron (mg) 8.0 39.2 280%
Zinc (mg) 4.0 19.8 198%
Copper (mg) 0.3 1.6 160%
Manganese (mg) 1.8 8.9 445%
Selenium (µg) 21 102 185%
Chromium (µg) 8.0 40 100%
Molybdenum (µg) 47 232 464%
Iodine (µg) 31 150 100%

Additional Information

Per 100g Per day*
Vitamin D3 (µg) 2.0 10.0
Vitamin K2 (µg) 5.1 25
Choline (mg) 112 550
Lycopene (mg) 1.0 5.0
Lutein (mg) 1.2 6.0
Zeaxanthin (mg) 0.1 0.5
Omega 3 (g) 3.2 15.8
Omega 6 (g) 3.2 15.6
MCTs (g) 1.2 5.8
Trans Fat (g) Tr Tr

*Per 8400kJ/2000kcal (491g)

**EU Nutrient Reference Values (NRV)

 Original v2.3

Each bag contains 1.75kg

Serving size: 100g x 5 meals per day

Per 100g Per day* % RI**
Energy 1680kJ 8400kJ 100%
400kcal 2000kcal
Fat 13.2g 65.8g 94%
- of which saturates 2.4g 12.1g 61%
- of which monounsaturates 2.8g 14.0g
- of which polyunsaturates 7.7g 38.5g
Carbohydrate 36.7g 183.5g 68%
- of which sugars 1.0g 5.1g 6%
Fibre 7.9g 39.7g (132%)
Protein 29.6g 148g 296%
Salt 0.9g 4.6g 77%

Vitamins & Minerals

Per 100g Per day* % NRV**
Vitamin A (µg) 160 800 100%
Vitamin D (µg) 3.0 15.0 300%
Vitamin E (mg) 2.4 12.0 100%
Vitamin K (µg) 20 100 133%
Vitamin C (mg) 60 300 375%
Thiamin (mg) 0.3 1.5 136%
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Niacin (mg) 3.2 16.0 100%
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Folate (µg) 80 400 200%
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.8 4.0 160%
Biotin (µg) 10 50 100%
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.2 6.0 100%
Potassium (mg) 699 3500 175%
Chloride (mg) 360 1800 225%
Calcium (mg) 200 1000 125%
Phosphorus (mg) 495 2480 354%
Magnesium (mg) 122 610 163%
Iron (mg) 7.8 39.2 280%
Zinc (mg) 4.0 19.8 198%
Copper (mg) 0.3 1.6 160%
Manganese (mg) 1.8 8.9 445%
Selenium (µg) 20 102 185%
Chromium (µg) 8.0 40 100%
Molybdenum (µg) 46 232 464%
Iodine (µg) 30 150 100%

Additional Information

Per 100g Per day*
Vitamin D3 (µg) 2.0 10
Vitamin K2 (µg) 5.0 25
Choline (mg) 110 550
Lycopene (mg) 1.0 5.0
Lutein (mg) 1.2 6.0
Zeaxanthin (mg) 0.1 0.5
Omega 3 (g) 3.1 15.5
Omega 6 (g) 3.1 15.6
MCTs (g) 1.2 5.8
Trans Fat (g) <0.1 <0.1

*Per 8400kJ/2000kcal (500g)

**EU Nutrient Reference Values (NRV)

Coffee v2.3

Each bag contains 1.76kg

Serving size: 100g x 5 meals per day

Per 100g Per day* % RI**
Energy 1680kJ 8400kJ 100%
400kcal 2000kcal
Fat 12.9g 64.8g 93%
- of which saturates 2.4g 12.0g 60%
- of which monounsaturates 2.7g 13.7g
- of which polyunsaturates 7.6g 38.0g
Carbohydrate 37.1g 186.1g 69%
- of which sugars 1.1g 5.7g 6%
Fibre 7.7g 38.6g (129%)
Protein 29.3g 147.3g 295%
Salt 0.7g 3.7g 62%

Vitamins & Minerals

Per 100g Per day* % NRV**
Vitamin A (µg) 160 800 100%
Vitamin D (µg) 3.0 15 300%
Vitamin E (mg) 2.4 12.0 100%
Vitamin K (µg) 20 100 133%
Vitamin C (mg) 60 300 375%
Thiamin (mg) 0.3 1.5 136%
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Niacin (mg) 3.2 16.0 100%
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Folate (µg) 80 400 200%
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.8 4.0 160%
Biotin (µg) 10 50 100%
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.2 6.0 100%
Potassium (mg) 697 3500 175%
Chloride (mg) 345 1732 217%
Calcium (mg) 199 1000 125%
Phosphorus (mg) 485 2435 348%
Magnesium (mg) 106 530 141%
Iron (mg) 7.8 39.2 280%
Zinc (mg) 3.9 19.6 196%
Copper (mg) 0.3 1.5 151%
Manganese (mg) 1.8 8.9 445%
Selenium (µg) 19 95 173%
Chromium (µg) 8.0 40 100%
Molybdenum (µg) 44 223 446%
Iodine (µg) 30 150 100%

Additional Information

Per 100g Per day*
Vitamin D3 (µg) 2.0 10
Vitamin K2 (µg) 5.0 25
Choline (mg) 110 550
Lycopene (mg) 1.0 5.0
Lutein (mg) 1.2 6.0
Zeaxanthin (mg) 0.1 0.5
Omega 3 (g) 3.1 15.8
Omega 6 (g) 3.1 15.7
MCTs (g) 1.1 5.7
Trans Fat (g) <0.1 <0.1
Caffeine (mg) 90 (approx.)

*Per 8400kJ/2000kcal (502g)

**EU Nutrient Reference Values (NRV)

Berry v2.3

Each bag contains 1.72kg

Serving size: 100g x 5 meals per day

Per 100g Per day* % RI**
Energy 1703kJ 8400kJ 100%
407kcal 2000kcal
Fat 13.4g 65.6g 94%
- of which saturates 2.4g 11.8g 59%
- of which monounsaturates 2.8g 13.7g
- of which polyunsaturates 7.7g 37.8g
Carbohydrate 37.9g 185.5g 69%
- of which sugars 1.3g 6.5g 7%
Fibre 7.8g 38.3g (128%)
Protein 30.1g 147.5g 295%
Salt 0.7g 3.6g 60%

Vitamins & Minerals

Per 100g Per day* % NRV**
Vitamin A (µg) 163 800 100%
Vitamin D (µg) 3.1 15.0 300%
Vitamin E (mg) 2.4 12.0 100%
Vitamin K (µg) 20 100 133%
Vitamin C (mg) 61 300 375%
Thiamin (mg) 0.3 1.5 136%
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Niacin (mg) 3.3 16.0 100%
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Folate (µg) 82 400 200%
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.8 4.0 160%
Biotin (µg) 10 50 100%
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.2 6.0 100%
Potassium (mg) 715 3500 175%
Chloride (mg) 367 1732 217%
Calcium (mg) 204 1000 125%
Phosphorus (mg) 506 2435 348%
Magnesium (mg) 125 540 144%
Iron (mg) 8.0 39.2 280%
Zinc (mg) 4.0 19.6 196%
Copper (mg) 0.3 1.5 150%
Manganese (mg) 1.8 8.8 440%
Selenium (µg) 21 95 173%
Chromium (µg) 8.2 40 100%
Molybdenum (µg) 46 224 448%
Iodine (µg) 31 150 100%

Additional Information

Per 100g Per day*
Vitamin D3 (µg) 2.0 10
Vitamin K2 (µg) 5.1 25
Choline (mg) 112 550
Lycopene (mg) 1.0 5.0
Lutein (mg) 1.2 6.0
Zeaxanthin (mg) 0.1 0.5
Omega 3 (g) 3.1 15.2
Omega 6 (g) 3.1 15.2
MCTs (g) 1.1 5.5
Trans Fat (g) <0.1 <0.1

*Per 8400kJ/2000kcal (490g)

**EU Nutrient Reference Values (NRV)

Mint-Chocolate v2.3

Each bag contains 1.73kg

Serving size: 100g x 5 meals per day

Per 100g Per day* % RI**
Energy 1703kJ 8400kJ 100%
406kcal 2000kcal
Fat 13.3g 65.4g 93%
- of which saturates 2.5g 12.2g 61%
- of which monounsaturates 2.7g 13.2g
- of which polyunsaturates 7.5g 36.9g
Carbohydrate 38.0g 187.3g 69%
- of which sugars 1.3g 6.5g 7%
Fibre 8.1g 39.8g (133%)
Protein 29.3g 144.5g 289%
Salt 0.7g 3.6g 60%

Vitamins & Minerals

Per 100g Per day* % NRV**
Vitamin A (µg) 160 800 100%
Vitamin D (µg) 3.0 15.0 300%
Vitamin E (mg) 2.4 12.0 100%
Vitamin K (µg) 20 100 133%
Vitamin C (mg) 61 300 375%
Thiamin (mg) 0.3 1.5 136%
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Niacin (mg) 3.2 16.0 100%
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Folate (µg) 81 400 200%
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.8 4.0 160%
Biotin (µg) 10 50 100%
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.2 6.0 100%
Potassium (mg) 710 3500 175%
Chloride (mg) 351 1732 217%
Calcium (mg) 203 1000 125%
Phosphorus (mg) 494 2435 348%
Magnesium (mg) 114 560 149%
Iron (mg) 7.9 39.0 279%
Zinc (mg) 4.0 19.6 196%
Copper (mg) 0.3 1.4 140%
Manganese (mg) 1.8 8.9 445%
Selenium (µg) 19 95 173%
Chromium (µg) 8.0 40 100%
Molybdenum (µg) 44 215 430%
Iodine (µg) 30 150 100%

Additional Information

Per 100g Per day*
Vitamin D3 (µg) 2.0 10
Vitamin K2 (µg) 5.1 25
Choline (mg) 112 550
Lycopene (mg) 1.0 5.0
Lutein (mg) 1.2 6.0
Zeaxanthin (mg) 0.1 0.5
Omega 3 (g) 3.2 15.8
Omega 6 (g) 3.2 15.6
MCTs (g) 1.1 5.5
Trans Fat (g) <0.1 <0.1

*Per 8400kJ/2000kcal (493g)

**EU Nutrient Reference Values (NRV)

Chocolate v2.3

Each bag contains 1.73kg

Serving size: 100g x 5 meals per day

Per 100g Per day* % RI**
Energy 1702kJ 8400kJ 100%
405kcal 2000kcal
Fat 13.4g 66.2g 95%
- of which saturates 3.0g 14.8g 74%
- of which monounsaturates 3.0g 14.9g
- of which polyunsaturates 7.1g 35.2g
Carbohydrate 35.8g 176.8g 65%
- of which sugars 1.1g 5.5g 6%
Fibre 9.2g 45.4g (151%)
Protein 28.6g 140.9g 282%
Salt 0.7g 3.4g 57%

Vitamins & Minerals

Per 100g Per day* % NRV**
Vitamin A (µg) 162 800 100%
Vitamin D2 + D3 (µg) 3.0 15.0 300%
Vitamin E (mg) 2.4 12.0 100%
Vitamin K1 + K2 (µg) 20 100 125%
Vitamin C (mg) 61 300 375%
Thiamin (mg) 0.3 1.5 136%
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Niacin (mg) 3.2 16.0 100%
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Folate (µg) 81 400 200%
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.8 4.0 160%
Biotin (µg) 10 50 100%
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.2 6.0 100%
Potassium (mg) 831 4100 205%
Chloride (mg) 353 1740 218%
Calcium (mg) 203 1000 125%
Phosphorus (mg) 466 2300 329%
Magnesium (mg) 134 660 176%
Iron (mg) 8.1 40.2 287%
Zinc (mg) 3.8 19.0 190%
Copper (mg) 0.5 2.3 230%
Manganese (mg) 1.7 8.2 411%
Selenium (µg) 20 98 179%
Chromium (µg) 8.1 40.0 100%
Molybdenum (µg) 43 214 428%
Iodine (µg) 30 150 100%

Additional Information

Per 100g Per day*
Vitamin D3 (µg) 2.0 10
Vitamin K2 (µg) 5.1 25
Choline (mg) 111 550
Lycopene (mg) 1.0 5.0
Lutein (mg) 1.2 6.0
Zeaxanthin (mg) 0.1 0.5
Omega 3 (g) 3.0 15.0
Omega 6 (g) 3.1 15.2
MCTs (g) 1.1 5.3
Trans Fat (g) <0.0 <0.1

*Per 8400kJ/2000kcal (494g)

**Reference intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal) per day

Vanilla (Gluten-Free) v2.3

Each bag contains 1.75kg

Serving size: 100g x 5 meals per day

Per 100g Per day* % RI**
Energy 1680kJ 8400kJ 100%
400kcal 2000kcal
Fat 13.1g 65.6g 94%
- of which saturates 2.3g 11.7g 58%
- of which monounsaturates 2.7g 13.4g
- of which polyunsaturates 7.4g 37.0g
Carbohydrate 37.1g 185.5g 69%
- of which sugars 1.2g 6.2g 7%
Fibre 7.7g 38.3g (128%)
Protein 29.5g 147.5g 295%
Salt 0.7g 3.6g 60%

Vitamins & Minerals

Per 100g Per day* % NRV**
Vitamin A (µg) 160 800 100%
Vitamin D (µg) 3.0 15.0 300%
Vitamin E (mg) 2.4 12.0 100%
Vitamin K (µg) 20 100 133%
Vitamin C (mg) 60 300 375%
Thiamin (mg) 0.3 1.5 136%
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Niacin (mg) 3.2 16.0 100%
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Folate (µg) 80 400 200%
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.8 4.0 160%
Biotin (µg) 10 50 100%
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.2 6.0 100%
Potassium (mg) 700 3500 175%
Chloride (mg) 360 1800 225%
Calcium (mg) 200 1000 125%
Phosphorus (mg) 496 2480 354%
Magnesium (mg) 122 610 163%
Iron (mg) 7.8 39.2 280%
Zinc (mg) 4.0 19.8 198%
Copper (mg) 0.3 1.6 160%
Manganese (mg) 1.8 8.9 445%
Selenium (µg) 20 102 185%
Chromium (µg) 8.0 40.0 100%
Molybdenum (µg) 45 227 454%
Iodine (µg) 30 150 100%

Additional Information

Per 100g Per day*
Vitamin D3 (µg) 2.0 10
Vitamin K2 (µg) 5.0 25
Choline (mg) 110 550
Lycopene (mg) 1.0 5.0
Lutein (mg) 1.2 6.0
Zeaxanthin (mg) 0.1 0.5
Omega 3 (g) 3.2 15.8
Omega 6 (g) 3.1 15.7
MCTs (g) 1.1 5.5
Trans Fat (g) <0.1 <0.1

*Per 8400kJ/2000kcal (500g)

**EU Nutrient Reference Values (NRV)

Unflavoured & Unsweetened (Gluten-Free) v2.3

Each bag contains 1.72kg

Serving size: 100g x 5 meals per day

Per 100g Per day* % RI**
Energy 1710kJ 8400kJ 100%
407kcal 2000kcal
Fat 13.4g 65.8g 94%
- of which saturates 2.5g 12.1g 61%
- of which monounsaturates 2.9g 14.0g
- of which polyunsaturates 7.8g 38.5g
Carbohydrate 37.4g 183.5g 68%
- of which sugars 1.0g 5.1g 6%
Fibre 8.1g 39.7g (132%)
Protein 30.1g 148.0g 296%
Salt 0.8g 3.7g 62%

Vitamins & Minerals

Per 100g Per day* % NRV**
Vitamin A (µg) 163 800 100%
Vitamin D (µg) 3.0 15.0 300%
Vitamin E (mg) 2.4 12.0 100%
Vitamin K (µg) 20 100 133%
Vitamin C (mg) 61 300 375%
Thiamin (mg) 0.3 1.5 136%
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Niacin (mg) 3.3 16.0 100%
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Folate (µg) 81 400 200%
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.8 4.0 160%
Biotin (µg) 10 50 100%
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.2 6.0 100%
Potassium (mg) 713 3500 175%
Chloride (mg) 367 1800 225%
Calcium (mg) 204 1000 125%
Phosphorus (mg) 505 2480 354%
Magnesium (mg) 124 610 163%
Iron (mg) 8.0 39.2 280%
Zinc (mg) 4.0 19.8 198%
Copper (mg) 0.3 1.6 160%
Manganese (mg) 1.8 8.9 445%
Selenium (µg) 21 102 185%
Chromium (µg) 8.0 40 100%
Molybdenum (µg) 47 232 464%
Iodine (µg) 31 150 100%

Additional Information

Per 100g Per day*
Vitamin D3 (µg) 2.0 10.0
Vitamin K2 (µg) 5.1 25
Choline (mg) 112 550
Lycopene (mg) 1.0 5.0
Lutein (mg) 1.2 6.0
Zeaxanthin (mg) 0.1 0.5
Omega 3 (g) 3.2 15.8
Omega 6 (g) 3.2 15.6
MCTs (g) 1.2 5.8
Trans Fat (g) <0.1 <0.1

*Per 8400kJ/2000kcal (491g)

**EU Nutrient Reference Values (NRV)

Original (Gluten-Free) v2.3

Each bag contains 1.75kg

Serving size: 100g x 5 meals per day

Per 100g Per day* % RI**
Energy 1680kJ 8400kJ 100%
400kcal 2000kcal
Fat 13.2g 65.8g 94%
- of which saturates 2.4g 12.1g 61%
- of which monounsaturates 2.8g 14.0g
- of which polyunsaturates 7.7g 38.5g
Carbohydrate 36.7g 183.5g 68%
- of which sugars 1.0g 5.1g 6%
Fibre 7.9g 39.7g (132%)
Protein 29.6g 148.0g 296%
Salt 0.9g 4.6g 77%

Vitamins & Minerals

Per 100g Per day* % NRV**
Vitamin A (µg) 160 800 100%
Vitamin D (µg) 3.0 15.0 300%
Vitamin E (mg) 2.4 12.0 100%
Vitamin K (µg) 20 100 133%
Vitamin C (mg) 60 300 375%
Thiamin (mg) 0.3 1.5 136%
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Niacin (mg) 3.2 16.0 100%
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Folate (µg) 80 400 200%
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.8 4.0 160%
Biotin (µg) 10 50 100%
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.2 6.0 100%
Potassium (mg) 699 3500 175%
Chloride (mg) 360 1800 225%
Calcium (mg) 200 1000 125%
Phosphorus (mg) 495 2480 354%
Magnesium (mg) 122 610 163%
Iron (mg) 7.8 39.2 280%
Zinc (mg) 4.0 19.8 198%
Copper (mg) 0.3 1.6 160%
Manganese (mg) 1.8 8.9 445%
Selenium (µg) 20 102 185%
Chromium (µg) 8.0 40 100%
Molybdenum (µg) 46 232 464%
Iodine (µg) 30 150 100%

Additional Information

Per 100g Per day*
Vitamin D3 (µg) 2.0 10.0
Vitamin K2 (µg) 5.0 25
Choline (mg) 110 550
Lycopene (mg) 1.0 5.0
Lutein (mg) 1.2 6.0
Zeaxanthin (mg) 0.1 0.5
Omega 3 (g) 3.1 15.5
Omega 6 (g) 3.1 15.6
MCTs (g) 1.2 5.8
Trans Fat (g) <0.1 <0.1

*Per 8400kJ/2000kcal (500g)

**EU Nutrient Reference Values (NRV)

Coffee (Gluten-Free) v2.3

Each bag contains 1.76kg

Serving size: 100g x 5 meals per day

Per 100g Per day* % RI**
Energy 1680kJ 8400kJ 100%
400kcal 2000kcal
Fat 12.9g 64.8g 93%
- of which saturates 2.4g 12.0g 60%
- of which monounsaturates 2.7g 13.7g
- of which polyunsaturates 7.6g 38.0g
Carbohydrate 37.1g 186.1g 69%
- of which sugars 1.1g 5.7g 6%
Fibre 7.7g 38.6g (129%)
Protein 29.3g 147.3g 295%
Salt 0.7g 3.7g 62%

Vitamins & Minerals

Per 100g Per day* % NRV**
Vitamin A (µg) 160 800 100%
Vitamin D (µg) 3.0 15 300%
Vitamin E (mg) 2.4 12.0 100%
Vitamin K (µg) 20 100 133%
Vitamin C (mg) 60 300 375%
Thiamin (mg) 0.3 1.5 136%
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Niacin (mg) 3.2 16.0 100%
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Folate (µg) 80 400 200%
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.8 4.0 160%
Biotin (µg) 10 50 100%
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.2 6.0 100%
Potassium (mg) 697 3500 175%
Chloride (mg) 345 1732 217%
Calcium (mg) 199 1000 125%
Phosphorus (mg) 485 2435 348%
Magnesium (mg) 106 530 141%
Iron (mg) 7.8 39.2 280%
Zinc (mg) 3.9 19.6 196%
Copper (mg) 0.3 1.5 151%
Manganese (mg) 1.8 8.9 445%
Selenium (µg) 19 95 173%
Chromium (µg) 8.0 40 100%
Molybdenum (µg) 44 223 446%
Iodine (µg) 30 150 100%

Additional Information

Per 100g Per day*
Vitamin D3 (µg) 2.0 10
Vitamin K2 (µg) 5.0 25
Choline (mg) 110 550
Lycopene (mg) 1.0 5.0
Lutein (mg) 1.2 6.0
Zeaxanthin (mg) 0.1 0.5
Omega 3 (g) 3.1 15.8
Omega 6 (g) 3.1 15.7
MCTs (g) 1.1 5.7
Trans Fat (g) <0.1 <0.1
Caffeine (mg) 90 (approx)

*Per 8400kJ/2000kcal (502g)

**EU Nutrient Reference Values (NRV)

Berry (Gluten-Free) v2.3

Each bag contains 1.72kg

Serving size: 100g x 5 meals per day

Per 100g Per day* % RI**
Energy 1703kJ 8400kJ 100%
407kcal 2000kcal
Fat 13.4g 65.6g 94%
- of which saturates 2.4g 11.8g 59%
- of which monounsaturates 2.8g 13.7g
- of which polyunsaturates 7.7g 37.8g
Carbohydrate 37.9g 185.5g 69%
- of which sugars 1.3g 6.5g 7%
Fibre 7.8g 38.3g (128%)
Protein 30.1g 147.5g 295%
Salt 0.7g 3.6g 60%

Vitamins & Minerals

Per 100g Per day* % NRV**
Vitamin A (µg) 163 800 100%
Vitamin D (µg) 3.1 15.0 300%
Vitamin E (mg) 2.4 12.0 100%
Vitamin K (µg) 20 100 133%
Vitamin C (mg) 61 300 375%
Thiamin (mg) 0.3 1.5 136%
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Niacin (mg) 3.3 16.0 100%
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Folate (µg) 82 400 200%
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.8 4.0 160%
Biotin (µg) 10 50 100%
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.2 6.0 100%
Potassium (mg) 715 3500 175%
Chloride (mg) 367 1732 217%
Calcium (mg) 204 1000 125%
Phosphorus (mg) 506 2435 348%
Magnesium (mg) 125 540 144%
Iron (mg) 8.0 39.2 280%
Zinc (mg) 4.0 19.6 196%
Copper (mg) 0.3 1.5 150%
Manganese (mg) 1.8 8.8 440%
Selenium (µg) 21 95 173%
Chromium (µg) 8.2 40 100%
Molybdenum (µg) 46 224 448%
Iodine (µg) 31 150 100%

Additional Information

Per 100g Per day*
Vitamin D3 (µg) 2.0 10
Vitamin K2 (µg) 5.1 25
Choline (mg) 112 550
Lycopene (mg) 1.0 5.0
Lutein (mg) 1.2 6.0
Zeaxanthin (mg) 0.1 0.5
Omega 3 (g) 3.1 15.2
Omega 6 (g) 3.1 15.2
MCTs (g) 1.1 5.5
Trans Fat (g) <0.1 <0.1

*Per 8400kJ/2000kcal (490g)

**EU Nutrient Reference Values (NRV)

Mint-Chocolate (Gluten-Free) v2.3

Each bag contains 1.73kg

Serving size: 100g x 5 meals per day

Per 100g Per day* % RI**
Energy 1703kJ 8400kJ 100%
406kcal 2000kcal
Fat 13.3g 65.4g 93%
- of which saturates 2.5g 12.2g 61%
- of which monounsaturates 2.7g 13.2g
- of which polyunsaturates 7.5g 36.9g
Carbohydrate 38.0g 187.3g 69%
- of which sugars 1.3g 6.5g 7%
Fibre 8.1g 39.8g (133%)
Protein 29.3g 144.5g 289%
Salt 0.7g 3.6g 60%

Vitamins & Minerals

Per 100g Per day* % NRV**
Vitamin A (µg) 160 800 100%
Vitamin D (µg) 3.0 15.0 300%
Vitamin E (mg) 2.4 12.0 100%
Vitamin K (µg) 20 100 133%
Vitamin C (mg) 61 300 375%
Thiamin (mg) 0.3 1.5 136%
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Niacin (mg) 3.2 16.0 100%
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Folate (µg) 81 400 200%
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.8 4.0 160%
Biotin (µg) 10 50 100%
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.2 6.0 100%
Potassium (mg) 710 3500 175%
Chloride (mg) 351 1732 217%
Calcium (mg) 203 1000 125%
Phosphorus (mg) 494 2435 348%
Magnesium (mg) 114 560 149%
Iron (mg) 7.9 39.0 279%
Zinc (mg) 4.0 19.6 196%
Copper (mg) 0.3 1.4 140%
Manganese (mg) 1.8 8.9 445%
Selenium (µg) 19 95 173%
Chromium (µg) 8.0 40 100%
Molybdenum (µg) 44 215 430%
Iodine (µg) 30 150 100%

Additional Information

Per 100g Per day*
Vitamin D3 (µg) 2.0 10
Vitamin K2 (µg) 5.1 25
Choline (mg) 112 550
Lycopene (mg) 1.0 5.0
Lutein (mg) 1.2 6.0
Zeaxanthin (mg) 0.1 0.5
Omega 3 (g) 3.2 15.8
Omega 6 (g) 3.2 15.6
MCTs (g) 1.1 5.5
Trans Fat (g) <0.1 <0.1

*Per 8400kJ/2000kcal (493g)

**EU Nutrient Reference Values (NRV)

Chocolate (Gluten-free)

Each bag contains 1.73kg

Serving size: 100g x 5 meals per day

Per 100g Per day* % RI**
Energy 1702kJ 8400kJ 100%
405kcal 2000kcal
Fat 13.4g 66.2g 95%
- of which saturates 3.0g 14.8g 74%
- of which monounsaturates 3.0g 14.9g
- of which polyunsaturates 7.1g 35.2g
Carbohydrate 35.8g 176.8g 65%
- of which sugars 1.1g 5.5g 6%
Fibre 9.2g 45.4g (151%)
Protein 28.6g 140.9g 282%
Salt 0.7g 3.4g 57%

Vitamins & Minerals

Per 100g Per day* % NRV**
Vitamin A (µg) 162 800 100%
Vitamin D2 + D3 (µg) 3.0 15.0 300%
Vitamin E (mg) 2.4 12.0 100%
Vitamin K1 + K2 (µg) 20 100 125%
Vitamin C (mg) 61 300 375%
Thiamin (mg) 0.3 1.5 136%
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Niacin (mg) 3.2 16.0 100%
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.3 1.4 100%
Folate (µg) 81 400 200%
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.8 4.0 160%
Biotin (µg) 10 50 100%
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.2 6.0 100%
Potassium (mg) 831 4100 205%
Chloride (mg) 353 1740 218%
Calcium (mg) 203 1000 125%
Phosphorus (mg) 466 2300 329%
Magnesium (mg) 134 660 176%
Iron (mg) 8.1 40.2 287%
Zinc (mg) 3.8 19.0 190%
Copper (mg) 0.5 2.3 230%
Manganese (mg) 1.7 8.2 411%
Selenium (µg) 20 98 179%
Chromium (µg) 8.1 40.0 100%
Molybdenum (µg) 43 214 428%
Iodine (µg) 30 150 100%

Additional Information

Per 100g Per day*
Vitamin D3 (µg) 2.0 10
Vitamin K2 (µg) 5.1 25
Choline (mg) 111 550
Lycopene (mg) 1.0 5.0
Lutein (mg) 1.2 6.0
Zeaxanthin (mg) 0.1 0.5
Omega 3 (g) 3.0 15.0
Omega 6 (g) 3.1 15.2
MCTs (g) 1.1 5.3
Trans Fat (g) <0.0 <0.1

*Per 8400kJ/2000kcal (494g)

**Reference intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal) per day

Huel Powder Cautions and Allergen Advice

Huel Powder is food, therefore it is suitable for people with most conditions. However, as some conditions require dietary intervention, like with any food, please heed the notes below for the following conditions:

  • Diabetes mellitus - Huel Powder is suitable for type 1 and type 2 diabetics. As with all food, if you're using medication to help control your diabetes you should structure your intake of Huel Powder appropriately.
  • Coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis - the oats in Huel Powder (Original) are not gluten-free, so we suggest caution. Also, Huel Powder is not suitable for individuals with very sensitive gluten intolerance. However, we now have a Gluten-free version of Huel Powder.
  • Inborn errors of metabolism - if you have a glycogen storage disorder (GSD) or other inborn error of metabolism where you require dietary manipulation, you must consult your doctor or specialist clinician before using Huel Powder.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease - if you suffer from Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or proctitis, and are experiencing a flare-up, we advise caution when using Huel Powder. However, if you’re in remission, Huel Powder may actually be beneficial.
  • Pregnancy & lactation - Huel Powder is fine to use during pregnancy and for nursing/lactating mothers, but it should not be the sole source of nutrition as there are different nutritional requirements during this period.
  • Children - Huel Powder is not suitable for children under 4 years of age. However, older children may include Huel Powder as part of a balanced diet that includes a variety of other foods but Huel Powder should not be their sole source of nutrition as they have different nutritional requirements to adults; for more information see our Children, Adolescents and Huel article.
  • Eating disorders - Huel Powder may be consumed by individuals with anorexia or bulimia nervosa as a useful source of complete nutrition. However, we recommend that individuals with eating disorders only use Huel Powder after discussing it with their doctor or relevant clinician.

Huel Powder is not suitable for those who suffer from phenylketonuria (PKU).

Medication Interactions

Huel Powder is fine to consume if you’re using most medication. Although there are no obvious reasons why Huel Powder should be an issue, there may be specific drug-nutrient interactions relating to a particular medicine you're using, so we recommend you read the drug information provided with your prescription, and if you have any further concerns, please discuss them with your doctor.

Allergen Advice

Huel Powder is 100% vegan and free from most potential allergens. However, the oats used in Huel Powder may also contain traces of wheat, rye and barley and are therefore not registered as gluten-free.

Huel Gluten-free is 100% vegan and free from all allergens.

Further reading

References

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  5. Martena B, et al. Medium-chain triglycerides. Int Dairy J. 2006;16(11):1374–1382.
  6. Linus Pauling Institute. Essential Fatty Acids. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/other-nutrients/essential-fatty-acids
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The Huel Ready-to-drink Formula Explained

Huel Ready-to-drink is a nutritionally complete meal in a bottle. It is high in protein, low in sugar and salt, it is a source of fibre and it contains a balanced macro split of 35:42:20:3 (carbohydrate, fat, protein, fibre) and all 26 essential vitamins and minerals.

Additionally, it contains no lactose or any animal products, no soy, and no GMO.

Huel Ready-to-drink meets the UK and EU Reference Nutrient Intakes (RNI), Reference Intakes (RI) and Nutrient Reference Values (NRV) for all macro- and micronutrients [1, 2, 3], and it provides a sustained source of energy with a wealth of other nutritious benefits.

Continue reading to find out more about Huel Ready-to-drink.

The Huel Ready-to-drink Formula Explained

Nutritional Information and Ingredients of Huel Ready-to-drink

Huel Ready-to-drink is 35:42:20:3 Macro Split

The principal macronutrients from which we obtain energy from food are carbohydrate, fat, protein and fibre, and in Huel Ready-to-drink their ratio is 35:42:20:3 respectively; i.e. 35% of the total energy comes from carbohydrate, 42% from fat, 20% from protein and 3% from fibre.

Amino acids are the most basic units of protein, and nine amino acids are essential for life – with others being crucial for optimum health – so any diet has to contain a significant amount of protein. Huel Ready-to-drink is high in protein with all essential amino acids present in good amounts (see below).

Fat is more energy-dense than carbohydrate and protein, so the Huel Ready-to-drink formula includes large amounts of healthy fats in order to achieve less volume and an easy-to-consume Huel meal in a bottle. Moreover, there are some fatty acids that are required for optimal health, and Huel Ready-to-drink is rich in the fats that provide these essential fatty acids. 

Carbohydrate – whilst not essential per se – does have significant benefits in respect of sustaining energy levels, and those in Huel Ready-to-drink are slow-release carbs – ideal for maintaining energy for up to several hours.

The amounts of fat, protein and carbohydrate in Huel are designed to provide optimum, sustained energy release as well as covering requirements for health and protection against disease.

Carbohydrate in Huel Ready-to-drink: Oats, Tapioca, and Brown Rice

The carbs in Huel Ready-to-drink are mainly from ultra-fine powdered oats, brown rice flour and tapioca starch. Oats have been shown to have a low glycaemic index (GI); GI refers to the speed after which we ingest a carb source to the resulting rise in blood sugar and, hence, energy levels [4]. The oat powder in Huel Ready-to-drink has been milled so finely that it’s readily soluble and also provides so much more than just carbohydrates: soluble fibre and many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients too. Brown rice flour provides carbs, protein and other nutrients. Tapioca starch is an ideal source of carbohydrate as it is soluble and works well with other ingredients. The oats, rice flour and tapioca starch in Huel Ready-to-drink support the other ingredients in helping to sustain energy levels until the next meal.

Fat in Huel Ready-to-drink: Rapeseed, Flaxseed, Sunflower, and Coconut

The fat in Huel Ready-to-drink provides 42% of the total energy and is made up from rapeseed oil, flaxseed and sunflower lecithin to ensure that the essential fatty acids are included in optimum amounts with Huel Ready-to-drink being rich in monounsaturates, omega-3s and omega-6s. We’ve also included MCTs from coconut for a very good reason: MCTs, or medium-chain triglycerides, are treated much like carbs, i.e. they provide an energy-rich, sustained fuel and are perfect for those of us with busy lifestyles [5]. But MCTs have another invaluable quality: they are not susceptible to oxidation and rancidity, meaning that they do not contribute to the formation of atherosclerotic plaques which increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. In short, MCTs from coconut are a healthy and efficient source of energy. Read more about MCTs here.

There are two completely essential fatty acids (EFAs) that humans require: linoleic acid (LA – an omega-6 fatty acid) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA – an omega-3) [6]. Using fats from rapeseed, flaxseed and sunflower, we’ve ensured Huel Ready-to-drink contains sufficient amounts of both of these EFAs as well as other omega-3 and -6 fatty acids and monounsaturated fatty acids*. Moreover, these ingredients provide antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals in a biochemical redox balance to help minimise the negative effects of free-radicals. Free radicals may be involved in the pathology of cancer, cardiovascular disease and ageing, so it’s desirable to keep their formation to a minimum, and this is the role of antioxidants. Read more about fats here.

Huel Ready-to-drink is High-protein: Peas and Rice

The RI for protein is 50g per day, but this only covers our very basic needs at a level that adequately prevents protein deficiency [1,2,3]. The Western diet typically provides more [7], and Huel Ready-to-drink does too*. All essential amino acids are included in adequate amounts from vegan protein sources: pea protein, brown rice flour, oat powder and flaxseed. Each 500ml bottle of Huel Ready-to-drink provides 20g of high-quality protein – 40% of the average person’s daily requirements, a good amount for optimum health as well as building and maintaining a healthy body. Furthermore, protein is more satiating (appetite suppressing) than other macronutrients [8], and a Huel Ready-to-drink meal has been designed to stop unwanted hunger pangs.

Amino acid profile of Huel Ready-to-drink

Protein is made up of amino acids. There are over 500 amino acids in nature, 20 of which are known as the standard amino acids, as these are the ones that are coded for genetically and are subsequently involved in primary protein synthesis in animals. Of these 20, nine are essential as they cannot be synthesised from other amino acids.

All protein sources are not equal: some are classed as ‘complete proteins’ and some are not. A complete protein is one that contains sufficient quantities of all nine essential amino acids. Generally, proteins derived from animal foods (meats, fish, poultry, milk and eggs) are complete. Indeed, some proteins derived from plant foods (legumes, seeds, grains and vegetables) are often complete as well; examples include chickpeas, black beans, pumpkin seeds, cashews, cauliflower, quinoa, pistachios, turnip greens, black-eyed peas and soya. Many plant foods have insufficient amounts of one or more of the essential amino acids. Some are notably low, such as corn protein, which is low in lysine and isoleucine.

The protein in Huel Ready-to-drink comes from four of the main ingredients: pea protein, oats, brown rice flour and flaxseed. This ensures a good range of all amino acids and that there are sufficient amounts of the essential amino acids. Rice is high in the sulphur-containing amino acids cysteine and methionine, plus it contains good amounts of all the others, but is very low in lysine. Pea protein is low in cysteine and methionine but high in lysine. Selecting different sources ensures everything is covered whilst keeping Huel Ready-to-drink vegan. Plus there’s additional protein from the oats – which are reasonably high in all essential aminos – and the flaxseed.

Amino Acid Content of Huel Ready-to-drink (based on Vanilla v1.0)

Amino Acid (mg) per 100ml per 500ml serving RDA* % of RDA per serving
Tryptophan 44 222 280 79%
Threonine 145 723 1050 69%
Isoleucine 161 807 1400 58%
Leucine 332 1661 2730 61%
Lysine 146 729 2100 35%
Methionine 103 515 1050** 82%
Cysteine 69 346
Phenylalanine 212 1062 1750*** 120%
Tyrosine 207 1036
Valine 215 1076 1820 59%
Histidine 91 453 700 65%
Arginine 325 1626
Alanine 225 1126
Aspartic acid**** 335 1677
Glutamic acid***** 732 3658
Glycine 169 843
Proline 191 957
Serine 197 985

 

*WHO (2007) recommended daily amounts for essential amino acids for 70kg adult

**combined total for methionine + cysteine

***combined total for phenylalaine + tyrosine

****figure includes asparagine

*****figure includes glutamine

Fibre in Huel Ready-to-drink: Oats, Flaxseed and Chicory

Huel Ready-to-drink Vanilla contains 5.7g of fibre per bottle, with Berry containing 5.1g. The fibre in Huel Ready-to-drink is a mixture of soluble and insoluble forms all naturally supplied from oats, flaxseed and chicory. This fibre profile helps to ensure the formation of normal, solid stools in healthy users.

Fibre acts like a sponge, so it’s important to include lots of fluid in a fibre-rich diet [9]. As Huel Ready-to-drink is made with water, there’s plenty of fluid supplied, but we do recommend you also include plenty of water in your diet.

The Huel Ready-to-drink formula has been designed to maintain optimum digestive system health, and there are also other benefits from its fibre profile: you may well have heard about the beneficial soluble fibre in oats called beta-glucan; well, Huel Ready-to-drink contains good amounts of this cholesterol-lowering fibre, ideal for a healthy heart [10].

Vitamins and minerals in Huel Ready-to-drink

A bulk of the vitamins and minerals – also known as micronutrients – in Huel Ready-to-drink are from natural ingredients. However, in order to meet the demands of a Western lifestyle, we've added a unique vitamin and mineral formula to provide – in some cases – more than 100% of the recommended amounts*.

Since the UK Dietary Reference Values were compiled in 1991 [1], there have been numerous studies demonstrating that, for many micronutrients, levels higher than the RNI may have beneficial effects to health. For example, it’s widely considered that the amount of vitamin C we’re recommended to consume is too low [11, 12, 13], so we've reflected this in the Huel Ready-to-drink formula. Benefits of consuming more vitamin C include a healthy immune system, healthy skin and antioxidant properties [12, 13, 14].

With calcium, the US recommended amount is more than the UK RNI (1,300mg vs 800mg per day) [1, 2, 15], and we feel the US recommendation is more than sufficient to protect against osteoporosis. With some of the trace element minerals the levels are higher than the recommended amounts. This is because we only need tiny amounts of them, but the natural ingredients in Huel Ready-to-drink are a rich source.

Choline is a conditionally essential B vitamin, and although, strictly speaking, it can be synthesised in our bodies, it’s more efficient to obtain it from our diets [16]. It’s of particular importance for post-menopausal women [17, 18]. As Huel is all about optimum health, the inclusion of choline was felt to be fundamental.

Another example is vitamin D: the RNI was 5mcg per day, but in 2016 this was revised to 10mcg per day [19], so the amount of vitamin D in Huel Ready-to-drink more than reflects this higher requirement*.

There has been some concern about phytic acid: a naturally occurring substance in some plant foods including oats and flaxseed. Phytic acid can chelate (bind) some minerals meaning that they’re less bioavailable [20]. As oats and flaxseed are fundamental ingredients in Huel Ready-to-drink, we've ensured the levels of some minerals, like iron and zinc, are higher, to accommodate any issues with phytic acid chelation. Furthermore, the high level of vitamin C in Huel Ready-to-drink will also further promote iron absorption [21].

Summary - Huel Ready-to-drink is a meal

As you can see, Huel Ready-to-drink provides superior nutrition compared to most conventional meals. Huel Ready-to-drink is a nutritious meal to be enjoyed at any time, or as an add-on improvement to your diet to ensure you’re giving your body what it needs.

*based on a 2,000 calorie intake of Huel products.

Ingredients of Huel Ready-to-drink

Vanilla v1.0

Water, Pea Protein, Tapioca Starch, Gluten-Free Oat Powder, Rapeseed Oil, Flaxseed, Medium-Chain Triglyceride Powder (from Coconut), Chicory Root Fibre, Micronutrient Blend*, Brown Rice Flour, Natural Flavouring, Emulsifier: Sunflower Lecithin, Thickener: Gellan Gum, Sweetener: Sucralose, Flavouring.

*Micronutrient Blend: Potassium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, Magnesium Phosphate, L-Choline Bitartrate, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin), Biotin, Selenium Yeast, Copper Gluconate, Zinc oxide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Chromium Picolinate.

Berry v1.0

Water, Pea Protein, Tapioca Starch, Gluten-Free Oat Powder, Rapeseed Oil, Flaxseed, Medium-Chain Triglyceride Powder (from Coconut), Chicory Root Fibre, Colouring Food (Beetroot Concentrate and Carrot Concentrate), Micronutrient Blend*, Brown Rice Flour, Natural Flavourings, Emulsifier: Sunflower Lecithin, Thickener: Gellan Gum, Sweetener: Sucralose, Flavouring.

*Micronutrient Blend: Potassium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, Magnesium Phosphate, L-Choline Bitartrate, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin), Biotin, Selenium Yeast, Copper Gluconate, Zinc oxide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Chromium Picolinate.

Nutritional Profile of Huel Ready-to-drink

Vanilla v1.0

Each box contains 12 x 500ml bottles

Per Bottle
(500ml)
% RI
Energy 1680kJ
400kcal
20%
Fat 18.6g 27%
- of which:
saturates 3.9g 20%
monounsaturates 6.8g
polyunsaturates 7.1g
Carbohydrate 33.9g 13%
- of which sugars 4.3g 5%
Fibre 5.7g (19%)
Protein 20g 40
Salt 0.7g 12%

Berry v1.0

Each box contains 12 x 500ml bottles

Per Bottle
(500ml)
% RI
Energy 1680kJ
400kcal
20%
Fat 18.5g 26%
- of which:
saturates 3.9g 20%
monounsaturates 6.6g
polyunsaturates 7.2g
Carbohydrate 33.9g 13%
- of which sugars 4.6g 5%
Fibre 5.1g (17%)
Protein 20g 40
Salt 0.7g 12%

Huel Ready-to-drink Vitamins & Minerals

Vanilla and Berry

Vitamins
& Minerals
Per Bottle
(500ml)
% RI
Vitamin A (μg) 180 23
Vitamin D (μg) 5 100
Vitamin E (mg) 3 25
Vitamin K (μg) 34 45
Vitamin C (mg) 60 75
Thiamin (mg) 0.2 25
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 20
Niacin (mg) 3.2 20
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.3 20
Folate (μg) 80 40
Vitamin B12 (μg) 0.8 32
Biotin (μg) 10 20
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.2 20
Potassium (mg) 940 47
Chloride (mg) 460 58
Calcium (mg) 260 33
Phosphorus (mg) 280 40
Magnesium (mg) 84 22
Iron (mg) 5 36
Zinc (mg) 2.2 22
Copper (mg) 0.2 20
Manganese (mg) 0.5 20
Selenium (μg) 11 20
Chromium (μg) 8 20
Molybdenum (μg) 10 20
Iodine (μg) 30 20

Additional Information

Per 100ml Per bottle (500ml)
Choline (mg) 22.0 110
Omega-3 (g) 0.4 2.1
Omega-6 (g) 0.8 4.0
MCTs (g) 0.6 2.8

Huel Ready-to-drink Cautions and Allergen Advice

Huel Ready-to-drink is food; therefore it is suitable for people with most conditions. However, as some conditions require dietary intervention, like with any food, please heed the notes below for the following conditions:
  • Diabetes mellitus – Huel is suitable for type 1 and type 2 diabetics. As with all food, if you're using medication to help control your diabetes you should structure your intake of Huel appropriately.
  • Coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis – Huel Ready-to-drink is made with gluten-free oats and is certified as gluten-free; each batch is tested for gluten as part of our strict quality controls.
  • Inborn errors of metabolism – if you have a glycogen storage disorder (GSD) or other inborn error of metabolism where you require dietary manipulation, you must consult your doctor or specialist clinician before using Huel Ready-to-drink. Huel Ready-to-drink is not suitable for those who suffer from phenylketonuria (PKU).
  • Inflammatory bowel disease – if you suffer from Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or proctitis and are experiencing a flare-up, we advise caution when using Huel Ready-to-drink. However, if you’re in remission, Huel Ready-to-drink may be enjoyed freely.
  • Pregnancy and lactation – Huel Ready-to-drink is fine to use during pregnancy and for nursing/lactating mothers, but it should not be the sole source of nutrition as there are different nutritional requirements during this period.
  • Children – Huel Ready-to-drink is not suitable for children under 4 years of age. However, older children may include Huel Ready-to-drink as part of a balanced diet that includes a variety of other foods, but Huel Ready-to-drink should not be their sole source of nutrition as children have different nutritional requirements to adults.
  • Eating disorders – Huel Ready-to-drink may be consumed by individuals with anorexia or bulimia nervosa as a useful source of complete nutrition. However, we recommend that individuals with eating disorders only use Huel Ready-to-drink after discussing it with their doctor or relevant clinician.

Medication interactions

Huel Ready-to-drink is fine to consume if you’re using most medication. Although there are no obvious reasons why Huel Ready-to-drink should be an issue, there may be specific drug-nutrient interactions relating to a particular medicine you're using, so we recommend you read the drug information provided with your prescription, and if you have any further concerns please discuss them with your doctor.

Allergen advice

Huel Ready-to-drink is 100% vegan, gluten-free and free from all the main allergens.

Further reading

References

  1. COMA. Dietary reference values for food energy and nutrients for the United Kingdom. Report of the Panel on Dietary Reference Values of the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy. Rep Health Soc Subj (Lond). 1991; 41:1-210.
  2. Food Drink Europe. Guidance on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011 2013 [Available from https://www.fooddrinkeurope.eu/uploads/publications_documents/FDE_Guidance_WEB.pdf.
  3. British Nutrition Foundation. Nutrition Requirements Revised 2017 [Available from https://www.nutrition.org.uk/attachments/article/907/Nutrition%20Requirements_Revised%20Oct%202017.pdf.
  4. Foster-Powell K, et al. International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002; 76(1):5-56.
  5. Marten B, et al. Medium-chain triglycerides. Int Dairy J. 2006; 16(11):1374-82.
  6. Linus Pauling Institute. Essential Fatty Acids [Available from https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/other-nutrients/essential-fatty-acids.
  7. Cordain L, et al. Origins and evolution of the Western diet: health implications for the 21st century. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005; 81(2):341-54.
  8. Weigle DS, et al. A high-protein diet induces sustained reductions in appetite, ad libitum caloric intake, and body weight despite compensatory changes in diurnal plasma leptin and ghrelin concentrations. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005; 82(1):41-8.
  9. Gallaher D. Dietary Fiber. Washington D.C.: ILSI Press; 2006. p. 102-10.
  10. Brown L, et al. Cholesterol-lowering effects of dietary fiber: a meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999; 69(1):30-42.
  11. Deruelle F & Baron B. Vitamin C: is supplementation necessary for optimal health? J Altern Complement Med. 2008; 14(10):1291-8.
  12. Combs GF Jr & McClung JP. The Vitamins. 4 ed: Burlington: Elsevier Science; 2012.
  13. Carr AC & Frei B. Toward a new recommended dietary allowance for vitamin C based on antioxidant and health effects in humans. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999; 69(6):1086-107.
  14. Linus Pauling Institute. Vitamin C [Available from https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-C.
  15. FDA. CFR - Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 2016 [Available from https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/cfrsearch.cfm?fr=101.9.
  16. Zeisel SH & Da Costa KA. Choline: an essential nutrient for public health. Nutr Rev. 2009; 67(11):615-23.
  17. Fischer LM, et al. Dietary choline requirements of women: effects of estrogen and genetic variation. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010; 92(5):1113-9.
  18. Fischer LM, et al. Sex and menopausal status influence human dietary requirements for the nutrient choline. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007; 85(5):1275-85.
  19. SACN. Vitamin D and Health. 2016.
  20. Committee on Food Protection; Food and Nutrition Board; National Research Council. "Phytates". Toxicants Occurring Naturally in Foods. 1973.
  21. Lopez HW, et al. Minerals and phytic acid interactions: is it a real problem for human nutrition? Int J Food Sci & Tech. 2002; 37(7):727-39.

The Huel Bar Formula Explained

Huel Bar is a nutritionally complete snack that is high in protein and fibre, rich in phytonutrients, and contains a balanced macro split of 41:28:25:6 (carbohydrate, protein, fat, fibre) and all 26 essential vitamins and minerals.

Additionally, it contains no lactose or any animal products, no soy, and no GMO.

Huel Bars meet the UK and EU Reference Nutrient Intake (RNI), Reference Intake (RI) and Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) for all macro- and micronutrients [1, 2, 3], they also provide a sustained source of energy and have a wealth of other benefits.

Continue reading to find out more about Huel Bars.

The Huel Bar Formula Explained

Nutritional Information and Ingredients of Huel Bar

Huel Bar is 41:28:25:6 Macro Split

The principal macronutrients through which we obtain energy from food are carbohydrate, fat, protein and fibre, and Huel Bar contains them at the ratio of 41:28:25:6 respectively; i.e. 41% of the energy comes from carbohydrate, 28% from fat, 25% from protein and 6% from fibre.

Amino acids are the most basic units of protein, and several amino acids are essential for life, with others being crucial for good health, so any diet has to contain a significant amount of protein.

There are also fatty acids that are essential for life and good health, so including sources of fat is crucial too.

Carbohydrate may not be essential per se, but it does have significant benefits in sustaining even energy levels.

Huel Bar provides these macronutrient ratios within the parameters of healthy eating guidelines as well as allowing for optimum, sustained energy release whilst also covering macronutritional requirements for disease prevention.

The ratios are different to that of powdered Huel because Bar constituents have to adhere together with a pleasant texture and flavour, so different ingredients have to be used.

Carbohydrate in Huel Bar: Oats

The carbs in the Huel Bar are from a number of ingredients including fine powdered oats. Oats have been shown to have a low glycaemic index (GI); GI refers to the speed with which blood sugar rises after we ingest a carb source and, hence, energy levels [3]. As oats are natural, they provide so much more than just carbohydrates: many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients too.

Carbs in the Huel Bar also come from a number of the other ingredients. Some of these carbs are sugars making the total sugar content of the Huel Bar significantly higher than Huel powder. The reason that the sugar content is higher, is so ingredients bind together in production. The wet ingredients can be from fats (in the form of oils), soluble fibre or high sugar-based ingredients. The fat level of the Huel Bar is within recommended guidelines [2], and too much of the soluble fibre ingredients could have a laxative effect, so we’ve found a balance between the oils, soluble fibres and sugary solutions that meets both nutritional goals and makes a pleasant bar.

Indeed, compared to most other nutrition bars on the market, the Huel Bar is much lower in sugar content at just 11.2g per 65g bar, which is 17% by weight. Compare this to Nakd bar (Caffé Mocha) at 16.5g per 35g (47% by weight), or to Jordans Frusli bar (Apple & Cinnamon) at 10.8g per 30g (36% by weight).

Fat in Huel Bar: Flaxseed, Sunflower and Coconut

The fats in Huel provide 28% of the total energy and are made up from flaxseed powder, sunflower oil and coconut oil. This is to ensure there are essential fatty acids in sufficient amounts. The two oils are present to both help bind the bar and to provide good nutrition. The fats in coconut oil are what are known as medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs, and these are treated much like carbs, i.e. they provide an energy-rich, sustained fuel and are perfect for those of us with busy lifestyles [4]. But MCTs have another invaluable quality: they are not susceptible to oxidation and rancidity, meaning that they do not contribute to the formation of atherosclerotic plaques, which increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. In short, MCTs from coconut are a healthy and efficient source of energy.

There are two completely essential fatty acids (EFAs) that humans require: linoleic acid (LA – an omega-6 fatty acid) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA – an omega-3) [5]. By including flaxseed powder and sunflower oil, we’ve ensured Huel contains high amounts of both of these EFAs as well as other omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. Moreover, these natural oils provide antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals in a biochemical redox balance to help minimise free-radical production. Free radicals may be involved in the pathology of cancer, cardiovascular disease and ageing, so it’s desirable to keep their formation to a minimum, and this is the role of antioxidants.

Huel Bar is High-protein: Peas and Rice

The RI for protein is around 50g per day, but this only covers our very basic needs and prevents protein deficiency [1,2]. The Western diet typically provides more [6], and the Huel Bar does too. All essential amino acids are included in adequate amounts from two vegan protein sources: pea and brown rice protein, as well as protein from the oat powder. Based on an average 2,000 calorie intake, you’ll be consuming 124g protein per day from Huel Bars with each bar providing 15.5g. This provides a good amount for optimal health as well as building and maintaining a healthy body. Furthermore, protein is more satiating (appetite suppressing) than other macronutrients [7], and weʼve designed the bar to stop unwanted hunger pangs.

Amino Acid Profile of the Huel Bar

Protein is made up of amino acids. There are over 500 amino acids in nature, 20 of which are known as the standard amino acids, as these are the ones that are coded for genetically and are subsequently involved in primary protein synthesis in animals. Of these 20, nine are essential as they cannot be synthesised from other amino acids.

The nine essential amino acids are:

  • Histidine
  • Isoleucine
  • Leucine
  • Lysine
  • Methionine
  • Phenylalanine
  • Threonine
  • Tryptophan
  • Valine

The other 11 are:

  • Alanine
  • Arginine
  • Asparagine
  • Aspartic acid
  • Cysteine
  • Glutamine
  • Glutamic acid
  • Glycine
  • Proline
  • Serine
  • Tyrosine

Amino Acid Content of the Huel Bar (European formula v2.0)

Amino Acid (mg) Per 100g Per 65g Bar RDA* % of RDA
Tryptophan 260 169 280 482%
Threonine 960 624 1050 477%
Isoleucine 1125 731 1400 419%
Leucine 2085 1355 2730 399%
Lysine 1460 949 2100 364%
Methionine 435 283 1050** 411%
Cysteine 390 254
Phenylalanine 1355 881 1750*** 755%
Tyrosine 1170 761
Valine 1075 699 1820 309%
Histidine 575 374 700 430%
Arginine 2110 1372
Alanine 1300 845
Aspartic acid**** 2545 1654
Glutamic acid***** 2800 1820
Glycine 1080 702
Proline 1140 741
Serine 1370 891
  • *WHO (2007) recommended daily amounts for essential amino acids for a 70kg adult
  • **Combined total for methionine + cysteine
  • ***Combined total for phenylalanine + tyrosine
  • ****Figure includes asparagine
  • *****Figure includes glutamine

All protein sources are not equal: some are classed as ‘complete proteins’ and some are not. A complete protein is one that contains sufficient quantities of all nine essential amino acids.

Generally, proteins derived from animal foods (meats, fish, poultry, milk and eggs) are complete. Indeed, some proteins derived from plant foods (legumes, seeds, grains and vegetables) are often complete as well; examples include chickpeas, black beans, pumpkin seeds, cashews, cauliflower, quinoa, pistachios, turnip greens, black-eyed peas and soya. Many plant foods have insufficient amounts or one or more of the essential amino acids. Some are notably low, such as corn protein, which is low in lysine and isoleucine.

The protein in Huel Bars comes from pea protein (powder, crisps and nuggets), oats, brown rice protein, flaxseed and cocoa. This ensures a good range of all amino acids and that there are sufficient amounts of the essential amino acids. Rice protein is high in the sulphur-containing amino acids cysteine and methionine, plus it contains good amounts of all the others, but is very low in lysine. Pea protein is low in cysteine and methionine but high in lysine. These two sources ensure everything is covered whilst keeping Huel products vegan. Plus there’s additional protein from the oats, which are reasonably high in all essential aminos, the flaxseeds and the cocoa.

Huel Bar is High-fibre

The fibre in the Huel Bar is a mixture of soluble and insoluble forms all naturally supplied from the food ingredients, and provides more than most modern diets. The high-fibre content of Huel helps to ensure the formation of normal, solid stools in healthy users.

As discussed above, using soluble fibre solutions is one method of binding the bar in production, and the ingredients used are based on fibres that break down slowly so as to avoid laxative effects. Fibre acts like a sponge, so it’s important to consume lots of water during the day [8]. Moreover, you may well have heard about the beneficial soluble fibre in oats called beta-glucan; well, Huel Bars are loaded with this cholesterol-lowering fibre, ideal for a healthy heart [9].

Vitamins and Minerals in the Huel Bar

The bulk of the vitamins and minerals – also known as micronutrients – in the Huel Bar are from natural ingredients. However, in order to meet the demands of a Western lifestyle, we’ve added a unique vitamin and mineral formula to provide, in some cases, more than 100% of the recommended amounts.

Since the UK Dietary Reference Values were compiled in 1991 [1], there have been numerous studies in the past 20 years demonstrating that, for many micronutrients, levels higher than the RNI may have beneficial effects to health. For example, it’s widely considered that the amount of vitamin C we’re recommended to consume is too low [10,11,12], so we’ve added a high inclusion in the Huel Bar formula. Benefits of consuming more vitamin C include a healthy immune system, healthy skin and antioxidant properties [11,12,13], and it also helps the absorption of some minerals like iron and zincs [11,13,14].

Similarly for vitamin D, the type we use is vitamin D2 or ergocalciferol, which is the vegan-suitable form, and we’ve included this at a level a lot higher (300% per 2,000 calories) than the NRV [2].

With some of the trace elements, the levels are far higher than the recommended amounts. This is because we only need tiny amounts of them, but the ingredients in the Huel Bar are a naturally rich source.

Choline is a conditionally essential vitamin, and although, strictly speaking, it can be synthesised in our bodies, it’s more efficient to obtain it from our diets [15]. It’s of particular importance for postmenopausal women [16,17]. As Huel is all about optimum health, the inclusion of choline was felt to be fundamental.

There has been some concern about phytic acid: a naturally occurring substance in some cereals including oats. Phytic acid can chelate (bind) some minerals meaning that they’re less bioavailable [18]. As oat powder is a fundamental ingredient of Huel, we’ve ensured the levels of some minerals, like iron, are higher, to accommodate any issues with phytic acid chelation. Furthermore, the high amount of vitamin C will help absorption of these minerals [14].

Phytonutrients in Huel Bar

Phytonutrients are substances found in plant foods which, whilst not essential, may exhibit some health benefits like disease-risk prevention. Junk food diets and many synthetic liquid diets that aren’t based on real food are deficient in phytonutrients, and thus consumers miss out on invaluable health benefits and antioxidant effects.

Because some of the fundamental ingredients in the Huel Bar are plant-based foods, these are already phytonutrient-rich and the benefits are passed on to anyone consuming Huel. However, we’ve also added some additional phytonutrients to optimise the formula and to complement the antioxidant nutrients vitamins C and E and selenium.

Phytonutrient polyphenols have antioxidant activity and help protect against cardiovascular disease, some cancers and age-related conditions. Huel Bar’s beneficial phytonutrients include:

  • Avenanthramides: antioxidant polyphenols unique to oats shown to have anti-inflammatory effects [19].
  • Ferulic acid: also from oats, a potent antioxidant and antibacterial agent that has also been shown to have anti-cancer properties [20].
  • Lutein: from the flaxseed powder, and we’ve also included additional lutein in our vitamin and mineral blend. Although not essential, there is concern that diets low in lutein may lead to macular degeneration of the eye in the elderly, as lutein is involved in eye pigment development [21,22]. Lutein is also an antioxidant.
  • Zeaxanthin: another antioxidant, this has been added as it also has a role in long-term eye health [22].
  • Lycopene: added as it’s a potent antioxidant and has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and some cancers [23].

Summary – the Huel Bar Provides Optimal Nutrition

Huel Bars are a complete and balanced source of macronutrients and micronutrients, and as such they have a superior nutritional profile to most conventional diets. Unlike Huel Powder, they should not be used as your sole source of nutrition, but they are perfect as a nutritionally complete snack, and are the ideal addition to your Huel Powder diet.

Ingredients of Huel Bar

Cocoa

Brown Rice Syrup, Pea Protein, Soluble Gluco Fibre, Brown Rice Protein, Gluten-Free Oat Flour, Gluten-Free Rolled Oats, Cocoa Powder (5%), Coconut Nectar, Date Syrup, Sunflower Lecithin, Flaxseed Powder, Rice Bran, Cacao Nibs, MCT Oil, Sunflower Oil, Micronutrient Blend*, Vanilla Flavour.

Cocoa & Orange

Brown Rice Syrup, Pea Protein, Soluble Gluco Fibre, Brown Rice Protein, Gluten-Free Oat Flour, Gluten-Free Rolled Oats, Cocoa Powder (5%), Coconut Nectar, Date Syrup, Sunflower Lecithin, Flaxseed Powder, Rice Bran, Cacao Nibs, MCT Oil, Sunflower Oil, Micronutrient Blend*, Orange Oil.

Coffee

Brown Rice Syrup, Pea Protein, Soluble Gluco Fibre, Brown Rice Protein, Gluten-Free Rolled Oats, Gluten-Free Oat Flour, Coconut Nectar, Date Syrup, Sunflower Lecithin, Flaxseed Powder, Rice Bran, Instant Coffee Powder (3%), Cacao Nibs, MCT Oil, Sunflower Oil, Cocoa Powder, Micronutrient Blend*, Natural Flavouring.

Nutritional Profile of Huel Bar

Cocoa

Serving size: Consume one to four bars per day, as desired

Per 100g Per bar (65g) % RI* (per bar)
Energy 1606kJ 1050kJ 13%
382kcal 250kcal
Fat (g) 11.9 7.7 11%
- of which saturates (g) 4.9 3.2 16%
- of which monounsaturates (g) 2.2 1.4
- of which polyunsaturates (g) 4.4 2.9
Carbohydrate (g) 39.0 25.4 10%
- of which sugars (g) 17.3 11.2 12%
Fibre (g) 11.5 7.5 (25%)
Protein (g) 23.7 15.4 31%
Salt (g) 0.4 0.3 4%

*Reference intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal)

Vitamins & Minerals

Per 100g Per bar (65g) % NRV** (per bar)
Vitamin A (µg) 182 119 15%
Vitamin D (µg) 1.2 0.8 15%
Vitamin E (mg) 2.8 1.8 15%
Vitamin K (µg) 18 12 17%
Vitamin C (mg) 63 41 52%
Thiamin (mg) 0.3 0.2 15%
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 0.2 15%
Niacin (mg) 3.7 2.4 15%
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.3 0.2 15%
Folate (µg) 55 36 18%
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.7 0.5 18%
Biotin (µg) 12 7.8 16%
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.5 0.9 15%
Potassium (mg) 625 406 20%
Chloride (mg) 185 120 15%
Calcium (mg) 190 124 15%
Phosphorus (mg) 285 185 26%
Magnesium (mg) 95 62 16%
Iron (mg) 5.3 3.5 25%
Zinc (mg) 2.9 1.9 19%
Copper (mg) 0.5 0.3 32%
Manganese (mg) 0.9 0.6 29%
Selenium (µg) 12 8.0 15%
Chromium (µg) 9.3 6.0 15%
Molybdenum (µg) 19 13 25%
Iodine (µg) 35 23 15%

Additional Information

Per 100g Per bar (65g)
Choline (mg) 39 25
Omega 3 (g) 1.5 1.0
Omega 6 (g) 2.3 1.5
MCTs (g) 1.8 1.2
Trans Fat (g) 0.0 0.0

**EU Nutrient Reference Values (NRV)

Cocoa & Orange

Serving size: Consume one to four bars per day, as desired

Per 100g Per bar (65g) % RI* (per bar)
Energy 1606kJ 1050kJ 13%
382kcal 250kcal
Fat (g) 11.9 7.7 11%
- of which saturates (g) 4.9 3.2 16%
- of which monounsaturates (g) 2.2 1.4
- of which polyunsaturates (g) 4.4 2.9
Carbohydrate (g) 39.0 25.4 10%
- of which sugars (g) 17.3 11.2 12%
Fibre (g) 11.5 7.5 (25%)
Protein (g) 23.7 15.4 31%
Salt (g) 0.4 0.3 4%
Omega 3 (g) 1.5 1.0
Omega 6 (g) 2.3 1.5

*RI, previously GDA, is the EU Reference Intake of an average adult per day

Vitamins & Minerals

Per 100g Per bar (65g) % NRV** (per bar)
Vitamin A (µg) 181.0 119.0 15%
Vitamin D (µg) 1.2 0.8 15%
Vitamin E (mg) 2.8 1.8 15%
Vitamin K (µg) 18.0 12.0 15%
Vitamin C (mg) 57.0 37.0 47%
Thiamin (mg) 0.3 0.2 15%
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 0.2 15%
Niacin (mg) 3.7 2.4 15%
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.3 0.2 15%
Folate (µg) 50.0 33.0 16%
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.7 0.5 18%
Biotin (µg) 12.0 7.8 16%
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.4 0.9 15%
Potassium (mg) 610.0 399.0 20%
Chloride (mg) 185.0 120.0 15%
Calcium (mg) 190.0 124.0 15%
Phosphorus (mg) 285.0 185.0 26%
Magnesium (mg) 95.0 62.0 16%
Iron (mg) 5.0 3.3 24%
Zinc (mg) 2.9 1.9 19%
Copper (mg) 0.5 0.3 32%
Manganese (mg) 0.9 0.6 29%
Selenium (µg) 12.0 8.0 15%
Chromium (µg) 9.2 6.0 15%
Molybdenum (µg) 19.0 13.0 25%
Iodine (µg) 35.0 23.0 15%

Additional Information

Per 100g Per bar (65g)
Choline (mg) 39.0 25.0
MCTs (g) 1.8 1.2
Trans Fat (g) 0 0

**EU Nutrient Reference Values (NRV)

Coffee

Serving size: Consume one to four bars per day, as desired

Per 100g Per bar (67g) % RI* (per bar)
Energy 1591kJ 1050kJ 13%
373kcal 250kcal
Fat (g) 10.9 7.3 10%
- of which saturates (g) 4.3 2.9 14%
- of which monounsaturates (g) 1.9 1.3
- of which polyunsaturates (g) 4.4 2.9
Carbohydrate (g) 39.0 26.1 10%
- of which sugars (g) 17.3 11.6 13%
Fibre (g) 10.2 6.8 (25%)
Protein (g) 24.6 16.5 33%
Salt (g) 0.4 0.3 4%
Omega 3 (g) 1.5 1.0
Omega 6 (g) 2.3 1.5

*Reference intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal)

Vitamins & Minerals

Per 100g Per bar (67g) % NRV** (per bar)
Vitamin A (µg) 178.0 119.0 15%
Vitamin D (µg) 1.0 0.7 15%
Vitamin E (mg) 2.4 1.6 13%
Vitamin K (µg) 18.0 12.0 15%
Vitamin C (mg) 56.0 38.0 47%
Thiamin (mg) 0.2 0.1 15%
Riboflavin (mg) 0.3 0.2 15%
Niacin (mg) 4.1 2.7 17%
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.3 0.2 15%
Folate (µg) 50.0 34.0 17%
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.7 0.4 16%
Biotin (µg) 12.0 8.0 16%
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.3 0.9 15%
Potassium (mg) 610.0 409.0 20%
Chloride (mg) 180.0 121.0 15%
Calcium (mg) 190.0 127.0 16%
Phosphorus (mg) 285.0 191.0 27%
Magnesium (mg) 95.0 64.0 17%
Iron (mg) 5.0.0 3.4 24%
Zinc (mg) 2.8 1.9 18%
Copper (mg) 0.3 0.2 20%
Manganese (mg) 1.0 0.7 32%
Selenium (µg) 12.0 8.0 15%
Chromium (µg) 8.8 5.9 15%
Molybdenum (µg) 16.0 11.0 22%
Iodine (µg) 35.0 23.0 15%

Additional Information

Per 100g Per bar (67g)
Choline (mg) 38.0 25.0
MCTs (g) 1.8 1.2
Trans Fat (g) 0.0 0.0

**EU Nutrient Reference Values (NRV)

Caffeine, 59 mg (approx.) per bar 

Cautions and Allergen Advice

The Huel Bar is food; therefore it is suitable for people with most conditions. However, as some conditions require dietary intervention, like with any food, please heed the notes below for the following conditions:

  • Diabetes mellitus – the Huel Bar is suitable for type 1 and type 2 diabetics. As with all food, if you’re using medication to help control your diabetes, you should structure your intake of Huel appropriately.
  • Inborn errors of metabolism – if you have a glycogen storage disorder (GSD) or other inborn error of metabolism where you require dietary manipulation, you must consult your doctor or specialist clinician before consuming Huel Bars.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease – if you suffer from Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or proctitis, due to the high fibre content, we suggest caution when consuming Huel Bars as symptoms vary considerably between individuals. Try one bar per day for a few days and assess symptoms before increasing your intake. If you are experiencing a flare-up, we advise you not to consume them.
  • Pregnancy and lactation – Huel Bars are fine to use during pregnancy and for nursing/lactating mothers, but they should not be the sole source of nutrition as there are different nutritional requirements during this period.
  • Children – Huel Bars are not suitable for children under three years of age. However, older children may include them as part of a balanced diet that includes a variety of other foods, but Huel Bars should not be their sole source of nutrition as they have different nutritional requirements to adults; for more information see our Beginner’s Guide to Nutrition.
  • Huel & Huel Bars are not suitable for those who suffer from phenylketonuria (PKU).

Medication Interactions

Huel Bars are fine to consume if you’re using most medication. Although there are no obvious reasons why Huel Bars should be an issue, there may be specific drug-nutrient interactions relating to a particular medicine you’re using, so we recommend you read the drug information provided with your prescription, and if you have any further concerns, please discuss them with your doctor.

Allergen Advice

Huel Bars are 100% vegan and free from all UK listed allergens.

References

  1. HMSO 1991. Dietary Reference Values for Food Energy and Nutrients for the United Kingdom.
  2. http://www.fooddrinkeurope.eu/uploads/publications_documents/FDE_Guidance_WEB.pdf
  3. Foster-Powell K, et al. International Table of Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002;76:5-56.
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The Huel Granola Formula Explained

Huel Granola is a nutritionally complete cereal that is high in protein and fibre, rich in phytonutrients, and contains a balanced macro split of 42:26:26:6 (carbohydrate, protein, fat, fibre) and all 26 essential vitamins and minerals.

Additionally, it contains no lactose or any animal products, no soy, and no GMO.

Huel Granola meets the UK and EU Reference Nutrient Intake (RNI), Reference Intake (RI) and Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) for all macro- and micronutrients [1, 2], it also provides a sustained source of energy and have a wealth of other benefits.

Continue reading to find out more about Huel Granola.

The Huel Granola Formula Explained

Nutritional Information and Ingredients of Huel Granola

Huel Granola Macro Split: 42:26:26:6

The principal macronutrients through which we obtain energy from food are carbohydrates, fat, proteins and fibre, and Huel Granola contains them at the ratio of 42:26:26:6 respectively; i.e. 42% of the energy comes from carbohydrates, 26% from fats, 26% from proteins and 6% from fibre.

The simplest units of protein are amino acids, nine of which are essential and have a minimum daily requirement. Other amino acids are also important and any diet has to contain a significant amount of protein.

There are also some fatty acids that are essential for life and good health, so including good sources of fat in our diet is crucial too.

Carbohydrates, on the other hand, are not strictly essential, but they do have significant benefits and are important parts of a healthy diet especially in sustaining even energy levels.

Huel Granola provides the macronutrients in ratios that allow for optimum health and sustained energy release whilst also covering macronutritional requirements for disease prevention. The macro ratios in Huel Granola are different to that of powdered Huel due to the production process improved in making a great-tasting product with a pleasant texture and flavour, so different ingredients have to be used.

Carbohydrates in Huel Granola

The carbs in Huel Granola are from a number of ingredients including rolled oats which provide beta-glucan soluble fibre (great for cholesterol-lowering) as well as many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.

Carbs also come from a number of other ingredients including brown rice syrup and raw cane sugar which contribute to making the total sugar content of Huel Granola significantly higher than that of Huel powder. However, the total sugar content is still well below the maximum daily intake of sugar as per the UK and EU recommendations. We need to include these syrups in order to form the granola clusters. We include soluble fibre liquids, but in moderation in order to avoid causing a laxative effect, so we’ve found a balance between the oils, soluble fibres and syrups that meets both nutritional goals and makes a pleasant granola.

Compared to other cereal products on the market, Huel Granola is much lower in sugar content at just 5.7g per 60g serving (Berry flavour), which is 9.5% by weight. Compare this to Fuel 10K Fruit Loaded Granola at 27.4% by weight, Rude Health The Ultimate Granola Organic at 12.0% and Dorset Cereals Berry Granola at 15.0%.

Fats: Sunflower Seeds, Flaxseeds, Pumpkin Seeds and Coconut Oil

The fats in Huel Granola provide 26% of the total energy and come from primarily sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds and coconut oil supplying the essential fatty acids in ample quantities. The fats in coconut oil include medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs, and these are treated much like carbs, i.e. they provide an energy-rich, sustained fuel and are perfect for those of us with busy lifestyles [3]. MCTs also have other benefits most notably that they are not susceptible to oxidation, meaning that they do not contribute to the formation of atherosclerotic plaques in blood vessels, which are involved in the cardiovascular disease process. MCTs from coconut are a healthy and efficient source of energy.

There are two completely essential fatty acids (EFAs) that humans require: linoleic acid (LA – an omega-6 fatty acid) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA – an omega-3) [4]. By including sunflower seeds, flaxseeds and pumpkin seeds, we’ve ensured Huel Granola contains high amounts of both of these EFAs as well as other omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Moreover, these natural seeds provide phytonutrient antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals which help minimise free-radical production. Free-radicals may be involved in the pathology of cancer and cardiovascular disease and also contribute to the ageing process, so it’s desirable to keep their formation to a minimum.

Huel Granola Is High Protein

The recommended intake for protein is 50g per day which covers our very basic needs and is merely sufficient to prevent protein deficiency [1, 2] and a typical Western diet provides more than these baseline requirements [5]. Huel Granola is high protein and, based on a 2,000 calorie intake, supplies 132g protein per day with each 60g serving providing 14.1g. This provides a good amount for optimal health as well as building and maintaining a healthy body. All essential amino acids (see below) are included in adequate amounts and come from pea protein, oats and seeds. Protein is also more satiating (appetite suppressing) than other macronutrients [6], so Huel Granola will help curb unwanted hunger pangs.

Amino Acid Content of Huel Granola

Protein is made up of amino acids. There are over 500 amino acids in nature, 20 of which are known as the standard amino acids, as these are the ones that are coded for genetically and are subsequently involved in primary protein synthesis in animals. Of these 20, nine are essential as they cannot be synthesised from other amino acids.

The nine essential amino acids are:

  • Histidine
  • Isoleucine
  • Leucine
  • Lysine
  • Methionine
  • Phenylalanine
  • Threonine
  • Tryptophan
  • Valine

The other 11 are:

  • Alanine
  • Arginine
  • Asparagine
  • Aspartic acid
  • Cysteine
  • Glutamine
  • Glutamic acid
  • Glycine
  • Proline
  • Serine
  • Tyrosine

Amino Acid Content of Huel Granola (European formula v1.0)

Amino Acid (mg) Per 100g Per 60g serving RDA* % of RDA
Tryptophan 215 129 280 46%
Threonine 895 537 1050 51%
Isoleucine 1075 645 1400 46%
Leucine 1810 1086 2730 40%
Lysine 1680 1008 2100 48%
Methionine 235 141 1050** 32%
Cysteine 325 195
Phenylalanine 1210 726 1750*** 71%
Tyrosine 875 525
Valine 905 543 1820 30%
Histidine 2055 1233 700 176%
Arginine 535 321
Alanine 1055 633
Aspartic acid**** 2600 1560
Glutamic acid***** 4275 2565
Glycine 1040 624
Proline 1010 606
Serine 1115 669
  • *WHO (2007) recommended daily amounts for essential amino acids for a 70kg adult
  • **Combined total for methionine + cysteine
  • ***Combined total for phenylalanine + tyrosine
  • ****Figure includes asparagine
  • *****Figure includes glutamine

All protein sources are not equal: some are classed as ‘complete proteins’ and some are not. A complete protein is one that contains sufficient quantities of all nine essential amino acids.

Generally, proteins derived from animal foods (meats, fish, poultry, milk and eggs) are complete. Indeed, some proteins derived from plant foods (legumes, seeds, grains and vegetables) are often complete as well; examples include chickpeas, black beans, pumpkin seeds, cashews, cauliflower, quinoa, pistachios, turnip greens, black-eyed peas and soya. Many plant foods have insufficient amounts or one or more of the essential amino acids. Some are notably low, such as corn protein, which is low in lysine and isoleucine.

The protein in Huel Granola comes from pea protein, oats, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Using a range of protein-supplying ingredients ensures good amounts of all essential and non-essential amino acids.

Huel Granola Is High in Fibre

The fibre in Huel Granola is a mixture of soluble and insoluble forms all naturally supplied from the food ingredients, and provides more than most modern diets. The high-fibre content helps to ensure the formation of normal, solid stools in healthy users. The chicory food fibre is added to help bind the granola clusters in production. Oats are rich in beta-glucans, a soluble fibre that has cholesterol-lowering effects [7].

Vitamins and Minerals in Huel Granola

The bulk of the vitamins and minerals in Huel Granola are from natural ingredients. However, in order to meet the demands of a Western lifestyle, we’ve added a unique vitamin and mineral blend to provide at least 100% of the recommended daily amounts; more in some cases.

The UK and EU Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs) are recommended levels based on sufficient levels to prevent deficiency with a buffer for stores and some disease prevention. However, for some micronutrients, levels higher than the NRV may be beneficial to health. For example, it’s widely considered that the amount of vitamin C we’re recommended to consume is too low [8, 9, 10], so we’ve added a high amount to Huel Granola. Benefits of consuming more vitamin C include a healthy immune system and healthy skin and it also has antioxidant properties [9, 10, 11]. Vitamin C also helps the absorption of some minerals, most notably iron [10, 11, 12].

We’ve also included vitamin D at a level a lot higher (400% per 2,000 calories) than the NRV [2]. The levels of some minerals are far higher than the recommended amounts. This is because the ingredients in Huel Granola are a naturally rich source.

Phytic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in oats and seeds and it can interact with some minerals meaning that they’re less bioavailable [14, 15]. As oats and seeds are core ingredients in Huel Granola, the effects of phytic acid would be a valid concern, so we’ve ensured the levels of some minerals, like iron, are higher, to mitigate any issues with phytic acid’s effects, plus the high amount of vitamin C will help promote the absorption of these minerals [13].

Phytonutrients in Huel Granola

Phytonutrients are substances found in plant foods which may exhibit some health benefits like disease-risk prevention. Many convenience foods are deficient in phytonutrients and consumers miss out on invaluable health benefits and antioxidants. Some phytonutrients have antioxidant activity and help protect against cardiovascular disease, some cancers and age-related conditions.

The fundamental ingredients in Huel Granola are plant-derived and rich in phytonutrients including avenanthramides – antioxidant polyphenols unique to oats shown to have anti-inflammatory effects [15] – and ferulic acid, also from oats – a potent antioxidant and antibacterial agent that has also been shown to have anti-cancer properties [16].

Huel Granola = Optimal Nutrition

Huel Granola provides superior nutrition. Huel Granola and other Huel products can be your sole nutritional source, or you can consume them as individual meals or even as between-meal snacks. In this way they can be an add-on improvement to your diet to ensure you’re giving your body what it needs.

Ingredients of Huel Granola

Original

Rolled OATS (35%), Pea Protein (35%), Seeds (11%) (Sunflower Seeds, Flaxseeds, Pumpkin Seeds), Chicory Root Fibre, Brown Rice Syrup, Raw Cane Sugar, Coconut Oil, Micronutrient Blend*, Natural Flavouring.

*Calcium Citrate, Magnesium Chloride, Choline L-Bitartrate, Vitamin C, Vitamin K1, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Niacin (as Nicotinamide), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Chromium Chloride, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Vitamin D2, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate).

Berry

Rolled OATS (35%), Pea Protein (35%), Seeds (11%) (Sunflower Seeds, Flaxseeds, Pumpkin Seeds), Chicory Root Fibre, Brown Rice Syrup, Raw Cane Sugar, Coconut Oil, Micronutrient Blend*, Natural Flavourings, Freeze-Dried Fruit Pieces (0.8%) (Raspberries, Cherries, Strawberries, Blueberries).

*Calcium Citrate, Magnesium Chloride, Choline L-Bitartrate, Vitamin C, Vitamin K1, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Niacin (as Nicotinamide), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Chromium Chloride, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Vitamin D2, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate).

Full Nutritional Profile of Huel

Original

Each box contains 420g (7 x 60g servings)

Per 100g Per serving (60g) % RI* (per serving)
Energy 1495kJ 897kJ 11%
356kcal 214kcal
Fat 10.6g 6.3g 9%
- of which saturates 3.1g 1.9g 9%
- of which monounsaturates 2.5g 1.5g
- of which polyunsaturates 4.3g 2.6g
Carbohydrate 37.1g 22.2g 8%
- of which sugars 9.3g 5.6g 6%
Fibre 10.5g 6.3g (21%)
Protein 23.6g 14.1g 28%
Salt 0.3g 0.2g 3%

*Reference intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal) per 60g portion

Vitamins & Minerals

Per 100g Per serving (60g) % NRV** (per serving)
Vitamin A (µg) 205 123 15%
Vitamin D (µg) 3.6 2.1 42%
Vitamin E (mg) 3.2 1.9 16%
Vitamin K (µg) 20 12 16%
Vitamin C (mg) 49 29 37%
Thiamin (mg) 0.3 0.2 16%
Riboflavin (mg) 0.4 0.2 15%
Niacin (mg) 4.2 2.5 16%
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.4 0.2 15%
Folate (µg) 61 36 18%
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.6 0.4 15%
Biotin (µg) 12 7.5 15%
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.6 1.0 16%
Potassium (mg) 584 350 18%
Chloride (mg) 205 123 15%
Calcium (mg) 212 127 16%
Phosphorus (mg) 454 272 39%
Magnesium (mg) 160 96 26%
Iron (mg) 6.2 3.7 27%
Zinc (mg) 3.1 1.8 18%
Copper (mg) 0.6 0.4 37%
Manganese (mg) 1.5 0.9 45%
Selenium (µg) 14 9.0 16%
Chromium (µg) 10 6.0 15%
Molybdenum (µg) 21 13 26%
Iodine (µg) 37 22 15%

Additional Information

Per 100g Per serving (60g)
Choline (mg) 98 59
Omega 3 (g) 1.1 0.7
Omega 6 (g) 2.8 1.7
MCTs (g) 1.4 0.8
Trans Fat (g) 0.0 0.0

**EU Nutrient Reference Values (NRV) per 60g portion

Berry

Each box contains 420g (7 x 60g servings)

Per 100g Per serving (60g) % RI* (per serving)
Energy 1491kJ 895kJ 11%
355kcal 213kcal
Fat 10.4g 6.3g 9%
- of which saturates 3.1g 1.9g 9%
- of which monounsaturates 2.5g 1.5g
- of which polyunsaturates 4.3g 2.6g
Carbohydrate 37.2g 22.3g 9%
- of which sugars 9.6g 5.7g 6%
Fibre 10.5g 6.3g (21%)
Protein 23.4g 14.1g 28%
Salt 0.3g 0.2g 3%

*Reference intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal) per 60g portion

Vitamins & Minerals

Per 100g Per serving (60g) % NRV** (per serving)
Vitamin A (µg) 204 122 15%
Vitamin D (µg) 3.6 2.1 42%
Vitamin E (mg) 3.2 1.9 16%
Vitamin K (µg) 20 12 16%
Vitamin C (mg) 49 29 37%
Thiamin (mg) 0.3 0.2 16%
Riboflavin (mg) 0.4 0.2 17%
Niacin (mg) 4.2 2.5 16%
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.4 0.2 15%
Folate (µg) 62 36 18%
Vitamin B12 (µg) 0.6 0.4 15%
Biotin (µg) 12 7.5 15%
Pantothenic Acid (mg) 1.6 0.9 15%
Potassium (mg) 582 349 17%
Chloride (mg) 204 122 15%
Calcium (mg) 211 127 16%
Phosphorus (mg) 453 272 39%
Magnesium (mg) 160 96 26%
Iron (mg) 6.2 3.7 27%
Zinc (mg) 3.0 1.8 18%
Copper (mg) 0.6 0.4 36%
Manganese (mg) 1.5 0.9 45%
Selenium (µg) 14 8.5 15%
Chromium (µg) 10 5.9 15%
Molybdenum (µg) 21 13 25%
Iodine (µg) 37 22 15%

Additional Information

Per 100g Per serving (60g)
Choline (mg) 98 59
Omega 3 (g) 1.1 0.7
Omega 6 (g) 2.8 1.7
MCTs (g) 1.4 0.8
Trans Fat (g) 0.0 0.0

**EU Nutrient Reference Values (NRV) per 60g portion

Cautions and Allergen Advice

Huel Granola is suitable for people with most conditions. However, as some conditions require dietary intervention, like with any food, please heed the notes below for the following conditions.

Diabetes mellitus – Huel Granola is suitable for type 1 and type 2 diabetics in moderation; please structure your intake appropriately.

Inborn errors of metabolism – if you have a glycogen storage disorder (GSD) or other inborn error of metabolism where you require dietary manipulation, you must consult your doctor or specialist clinician before consuming Huel Granola.

Inflammatory bowel disease – if you suffer from Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or proctitis, due to the high fibre content, we suggest caution when consuming Huel Granola as symptoms vary considerably between individuals. Try one serving per day for a few days and assess symptoms before increasing your intake. If you are experiencing a flare-up, we advise you not to consume Huel Granola.

Pregnancy and lactation – Huel Granola is fine to use during pregnancy and for nursing/lactating mothers, but it should not be the sole source of nutrition as there are different nutritional requirements during this period.

Children – Huel Granola is not suitable for children under three years of age. However, older children may include it as part of a balanced diet that includes a variety of other foods.

Huel Granola and other Huel products are not suitable for those who suffer from phenylketonuria (PKU).

Medical Interactions

Huel Granola is fine to consume if you're using most medication. Although there is no reason why there should be an issue, there may be specific drug-nutrient interactions relating to a particular medicine you’re using, so we recommend you read the drug information provided with your prescription and if you have any further concerns discuss them with your doctor.

Allergen Advice

Huel Granola is 100% vegan. Contains gluten (from oats) but no other UK/EU listed allergens. Made in a factory that also handles nuts.

References

  1. HMSO 1991. Dietary Reference Values for Food Energy and Nutrients for the United Kingdom.
  2. http://www.fooddrinkeurope.eu/uploads/publications_documents/FDE_Guidance_WEB.pdf
  3. Marten B, et al. Medium-chain triglycerides. Int Dairy J. 2006; 16(11):1374-82
  4. Linus Pauling Institute. Essential Fatty Acids. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/other-nutrients/essential-fatty-acids
  5. Cordain L, et al. Origins and evolution of the Western diet: health implications for the 21st century. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005; 81(2):341-354.
  6. Weigle DS, et al. A high-protein diet induces sustained reductions in appetite, ad libitum caloric intake, and body weight despite compensatory changes in diurnal plasma leptin and ghrelin concentrations. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005; 82(1):41-8.
  7. Brown L, et al. Cholesterol-lowering effects of dietary fiber: a meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999; 69(1):30–42.
  8. Deruelle F, Baron B. Vitamin C: is supplementation necessary for optimal health?. J Altern Complement Med. 2008; 14(10):1291-8.
  9. Combs J, Gerald F. The Vitamins. 4 ed. Burlington: Elsevier Science; 2012
  10. Carr A, Frei B. Toward a new recommended dietary allowance for vitamin C based on antioxidant and health effects in humans. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999; 69(6):1086-107
  11. Linus Pauling Institute. Vitamin C. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-C
  12. Lopez HW, et al. Minerals and phytic acid interactions: is it a real problem for human nutrition? Food Sci & Tech. 2002; 37(7):727-39.
  13. Schlemmer U, et al. Phytate in foods and significance for humans: Food sources, intake, processing, bioavailability, protective role and analysis. Mol Nutr Food Res 2009; 53:S330-S75.
  14. Gupta RK, et al. Reduction of phytic acid and enhancement of bioavailable micronutrients in food grains. J Food Sci Tech. 2015; 52(2):676-84.
  15. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/pc-tpi093013.php
  16. Ibtissem B, et al. Antioxidant and Antibacterial Properties of Mesembryanthemum crystallinum and Carpobrotus edulis Extracts. Ad Chem Eng & Sci 2. 2012; (3):359-65.

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