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Although Pronutro is not everyone’s favourite bowl of “breakfast”, and some will say the taste is not unlike that of dusty cardboard. However, for those relegated to a high carbohydrate or bulking diet will be happy to know that a bowl of Pronutro is chock full of complex carbohydrates and will provide long-term energy and sustenance for peak muscle performance whilst lifting weights or performing intense activity, and can be made far more tasty by adding such things as Bulgarian low fat yoghurt or a teaspoon of honey. Have a look at the following nutritional values to get a better idea of the “Bokomo goodness” found in each bowl of Pronutro:

Breakfast Cereals: Bokomo, Pronutro Original

Serving size: 100g

Nutritional Facts

Calories 371

(Kilojoules 1552)

Total Fat 7.5 g
Sat. Fat 1.2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 306 mg
Total Carbs. 63.2 g
Dietary Fiber 18.6 g
Sugars 14.4 g
Protein 15.5 g
Calcium 264 mg
Potassium 0.0 mg
Note: A dash indicates no data is available.

Claims:
Source of 18 vitamins and minerals
Wheat free

List of ingredients:
Maize, Soya, Sugar, Chicory (Source of fructo-oligo saccharides), Minerals (Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite, Tricalcium phosphate, Electrolytic Iron, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Oxide), Salt, Nature identical flavours, Amino acids (Lysine & Methionine), Vitamin A (Vit A Acetate), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (DL-alpha tocopheryl acetate),Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid), Vitamin B1 (Thiamine hydrochloride) , Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) ,Niacin , Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin), Calcium – D- Pantothenate, Biotin, Folic acid, Beta Carotene(E160A)).

Nutrient Functionality Claims:
• Pronutro has always provided you with much more than other cereals, for a great start to your busy lifestyle.
• Pronutro has gone one massive step further with the inclusion of important nutrients

1. SELENIUM
Functions as a tissue antioxidant thereby keeping cells healthy. Protects unsaturated fatty acids against oxidation in the body (natural antioxidant)

2. ANTI-OXIDANTS
Vitamins C, E and Beta-carotene function as tissue antioxidants thereby keeping cells healthy.

3. VITAMIN A
For the maintenance of good vision, normal growth and a healthy immune system.

4. FOLATE
Plays a role in the metabolism of cell division and the regeneration of blood and cells. Women who consume adequate amounts of folate or folic acid, a B vitamin, daily throughout their childbearing years may reduce their risk of having a child with a birth defect of the brain and spinal cord. Such birth defects, while not widespread are very serious. They can have many causes. Adequate amounts of folate can be obtained from diets rich in fruits, dark green leafy vegetables, legumes, fortified grain products, fortified cereals or a nutritional supplement. Total folate consumption should be limited to 1 0000mcg per day from all sources.

5. B-GROUP VITAMINS
For energy production from food. Essential for growth and a healthy nervous system.

6. DIETARY FIBRE
Plays a role in keeping the gut healthy. Low fat diets, rich in fibre-containing grain products, fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors.

7. CALCIUM
Helps maintain healthy bones and teeth, and a healthy nervous system.. Regular exercise and a healthy diet with enough calcium may help susceptible individuals maintain good bone health and may reduce their risk of osteoporosis later in life.

8. ZINC
Helps in the utilisation of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Maintains a healthy immune system.

9. MAGNESIUM
Helps in the utilisation of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, Helps maintain a healthy muscle and nervous system.

Source: http://www.bokomo.co.za/

Please note that the above values are for Pronutro right out of the box, i.e. before milk, sugar, honey etc. So remember to take these into account when recording total dietary information.

I have found Calorie King to be an indispensable source of information when it comes to nutrition, you should check them out.

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22 Comments

  1. Hi
    You might like to tell your customers that ProNutro contains genetically modified maize and genetically modified soya. Bokomo are happy to praise their product on the front cover and even have the approval from the Heart Foundation on the cover. However there is no mention of it containing Genetically Modified ingredients on the front cover. Consumers deserve to know what they are eating and no matter if Bokomo state that their GMO has been thoroughly tested (they don’t
    define ‘thoroughly’ – and they don’t show the data to prove it (which would at least make their defense scientifically valid, because NO-ONE truly knows what the effects will be of changing the natural characteristics of food.
    People should at least be given the choice of whether they want to eat GMO food or not

  2. Hi
    You might like to tell your customers that ProNutro contains genetically modified maize and genetically modified soya. Bokomo are happy to praise their product on the front cover and even have the approval from the Heart Foundation on the cover. However there is no mention of it containing Genetically Modified ingredients on the front cover. Consumers deserve to know what they are eating and no matter if Bokomo state that their GMO has been thoroughly tested (they don’t
    define ‘thoroughly’ – and they don’t show the data to prove it (which would at least make their defense scientifically valid, because NO-ONE truly knows what the effects will be of changing the natural characteristics of food.
    People should at least be given the choice of whether they want to eat GMO food or not

  3. you gotta be kidding me shirley. whats not genetically modified these days?

    slandering these ingredients is a real harm to the maize growing population. so far there have been no harmful effects of GM products and while saying “NO-ONE knows” may be true its just apocalyptic prophesying.

    Also, Just because Bokomo haven’t published the data to the public doesn’t mean there is something wrong or harmful in the data.

    Meanwhile, GM products are helping many of the world’s poorer by acting as effective protection against disease and other plant afflictions that would have lead many too starvation.

    PS: Maybe contrary to the mood of up above, I have been chowing down a bowl of delicious pro-nutro. I used to put sugar in when i was younger and we could buy some but now I eat it plain and find it absolutely delicious. 😛

  4. you gotta be kidding me shirley. whats not genetically modified these days?

    slandering these ingredients is a real harm to the maize growing population. so far there have been no harmful effects of GM products and while saying “NO-ONE knows” may be true its just apocalyptic prophesying.

    Also, Just because Bokomo haven’t published the data to the public doesn’t mean there is something wrong or harmful in the data.

    Meanwhile, GM products are helping many of the world’s poorer by acting as effective protection against disease and other plant afflictions that would have lead many too starvation.

    PS: Maybe contrary to the mood of up above, I have been chowing down a bowl of delicious pro-nutro. I used to put sugar in when i was younger and we could buy some but now I eat it plain and find it absolutely delicious. 😛

  5. Yeah Shirley! please don’t turn our lovely country into a boring old british country. If that is the type of country you want leave to England or where ever they are supposed to be so health and safety conscious. If you are dub-witted enough to believe their foods are so perfect – go eat there food please.

  6. Yeah Shirley! please don’t turn our lovely country into a boring old british country. If that is the type of country you want leave to England or where ever they are supposed to be so health and safety conscious. If you are dub-witted enough to believe their foods are so perfect – go eat there food please.

  7. I used to eat Pronutro, whilst on patrol in the Army many many years ago – in the mid-70’s to be exact, and found very satisfying in more ways than one, and loved it. In those days there weren’t any other flavors – only natural.
    Now that I’m going to gym, I think I’ll have to go back to it because of the nutritional values it contains.

  8. I used to eat Pronutro, whilst on patrol in the Army many many years ago – in the mid-70’s to be exact, and found very satisfying in more ways than one, and loved it. In those days there weren’t any other flavors – only natural.
    Now that I’m going to gym, I think I’ll have to go back to it because of the nutritional values it contains.

  9. …And when in 20 years time an honest scientist NOT already BOUGHT by the manufacturer shows a clear link between some widespread health problem and GM? Then? What will your comeback be then? Just because there is no warning on window puttey doesn’t mean you should be eating it.
    These are not chefs, they are scientists in protective clothing and safety glasses ‘DEVELOPING’ your next food.
    The nature of the company is to make MAXIMUM money as cheaply as possible. Your health is NOT even a blip on their radar.
    Eat natural, stay healthy.

  10. …And when in 20 years time an honest scientist NOT already BOUGHT by the manufacturer shows a clear link between some widespread health problem and GM? Then? What will your comeback be then? Just because there is no warning on window puttey doesn’t mean you should be eating it.
    These are not chefs, they are scientists in protective clothing and safety glasses ‘DEVELOPING’ your next food.
    The nature of the company is to make MAXIMUM money as cheaply as possible. Your health is NOT even a blip on their radar.
    Eat natural, stay healthy.

  11. Thanks Shirley – I just did a search on weather Pronutro uses GM maize or soy and then found this website.

    It’s totally SHOCKING to discover that I have been eating a poisonous breakfast, Pronutro, since I was only about 5 years old (1991). From when were GM maize used in Pronutro?

    The poison used on mealeas (roundup) have been found to cause permanent DNA damage, a decrease in the ability to reproduce (have healthy children), an increased risk of cancer and higher levels of allergies – for those who did not know.

    Does anyone know if there are Non-GM breakfasts (similar to Pronutro or something that lasts long into the day) that I can eat from now? What breakfast do you suggest?

    (I already produce my own Non GM soy (from 2010) & some mealies in Summer in my garden, but I don’t know which healthy, Non GM cereal I can buy)

  12. Thanks Shirley – I just did a search on weather Pronutro uses GM maize or soy and then found this website.

    It’s totally SHOCKING to discover that I have been eating a poisonous breakfast, Pronutro, since I was only about 5 years old (1991). From when were GM maize used in Pronutro?

    The poison used on mealeas (roundup) have been found to cause permanent DNA damage, a decrease in the ability to reproduce (have healthy children), an increased risk of cancer and higher levels of allergies – for those who did not know.

    Does anyone know if there are Non-GM breakfasts (similar to Pronutro or something that lasts long into the day) that I can eat from now? What breakfast do you suggest?

    (I already produce my own Non GM soy (from 2010) & some mealies in Summer in my garden, but I don’t know which healthy, Non GM cereal I can buy)

  13. When I was a kid, I grew up on ProNutro (70’s). I fed it to the cats and raised fledgling birds on it. I simply loved it! Unfortunately ProNutro (along with a lot of other things that I ate as a child) just does not taste the same anymore. The ProNutro you get now is kind of bitter.

    Also, the ProNutro website offers the ingredients exactly as listed in the article above, but it certainly is not the same on the packet in front of me.

    There is almost not a processed product on the shelf of any supermarket that does not contain GM foods. The bread I buy now has soy in it!?

    I think it is time to go back to the “good old days” when my grandparents grew their own food. That way I’ll know that I’m getting only the best – especially because I won’t use any chemicals and man-made fertilizers.

    So sad that the world is only driven by profit… and guess what? They can’t take it with them when they die :(

  14. When I was a kid, I grew up on ProNutro (70’s). I fed it to the cats and raised fledgling birds on it. I simply loved it! Unfortunately ProNutro (along with a lot of other things that I ate as a child) just does not taste the same anymore. The ProNutro you get now is kind of bitter.

    Also, the ProNutro website offers the ingredients exactly as listed in the article above, but it certainly is not the same on the packet in front of me.

    There is almost not a processed product on the shelf of any supermarket that does not contain GM foods. The bread I buy now has soy in it!?

    I think it is time to go back to the “good old days” when my grandparents grew their own food. That way I’ll know that I’m getting only the best – especially because I won’t use any chemicals and man-made fertilizers.

    So sad that the world is only driven by profit… and guess what? They can’t take it with them when they die :(

  15. You do realise everything you eat has been genetically modified so you’ll actually want to eat it right? cabbage,cauliflower,Brusselsprouts, broccoli, lettuce. they’re all modified versions of the mustard flower. peas, corn, potatoes, carrots. the colour of oranges is actually green. Don’t see anyone petitioning to change them back to green.

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