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General Mills, Inc. (GIS - Analyst Report) recently introduced a new organic pea-protein granola called Protein Granola under its brand Cascadian Farm. The new organic granola bar comes in two flavors, Dark Chocolate Coconut and Apple Crisp.

This excellent snacking option contains non-GMO organic ingredients.  The Dark Chocolate Coconut variety contains ingredients like whole grain oats, sugar, pea protein, rice, milk protein and dark chocolate chips. It contains 250 calories and is quite nutritious. It contains 10g protein, 8g total fat; 4g dietary fiber and 12g sugar and can  provide the much needed energy to keep going through an active day.  

On the other hand, Apple Crisp granola contains the goodness of whole grain oats, sugar, pea protein, rice, milk protein concentrate, dried apples and cinnamon. It contains 230 calories with 5g fat, 4g dietary fiber, 13g sugar and 10g protein.

General Mills has an outstanding portfolio of growth products and brands, especially its healthy and convenience packages. Health and nutrition remains the key focus of the company. The idea is to appeal to the growing numbers of health-conscious customers who prefer the convenience of packaged food without compromising on health. The company’s continuous effort to introduce new products in the fast growing food categories bodes well for long-term growth.

The company has previously launched Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Honey Roasted Nut Protein Chewy Bars with pea protein in January 2014.

General Mills carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

Some better-ranked stocks in the food industry include The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN - Analyst Report), BRF S.A. (BRFS - Snapshot Report) and Aramark (ARMK - Snapshot Report). While BRF S.A sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Aramark and Hain Celestial carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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