A study by Aistila Oy in spring 2020 examined the vitamin and mineral content of Seed Crispbreads and Seed Chips of the Seed Crispies product family. Samples of the examined products were collected from two different batches, and they were submitted to the Eurofins Scientific Finland laboratory for a vitamin and mineral analysis.

The analysed contents of vitamins and minerals were examined to find an average of the researched compounds, and the contents were compared to daily reference intakes for each compound. This way it could be determined whether the products contain a significant amount of nutrients that would allow the use of nutrition and health claims. The results for the Oat & Chia Seed Crispbread are based on a study by Aistila in 2018.

What is a nutrition claim?

Nutrition claim refers to a claim regarding the useful nutritional content in food, such as “source of magnesium” and “high in magnesium”.

To use a nutrition claim, the product in question must contain a significant amount of the researched nutrient.

What is a health claim?

Health claim refers to a claim about the link between food and health, such as “Magnesium contributes to normal muscle function”.

The claim can only be made for food which is a source of [VITAMIN] at least in accordance with a claim [VITAMIN NAME] SOURCE listed in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.

It is recommended that seeds of oil plants are consumed in moderation with a maximum of 30 grams per day from different plants. A suitable amount for a preschool-aged child is half of an adult’s intake, i.e. 15 grams.

Source: Finnish Food Authority


The analysis of Seed Crispbreads and Seed Chips belonging to the Seed Crispies product family focused on the analysis of three vitamins and six minerals. Below you will find out more about the health claims associated with each vitamin and mineral.


Among other things, thiamine contributes to

  • normal energy metabolism
  • normal functions of the nervous system 
  • normal psychological functions
  • normal heart function.


Among other things, folate contributes to

  • normal psychological functions
  • normal function of the immune system 
  • growth of tissues during pregnancy.


Among other things, niacin contributes to

  • normal energy metabolism
  • normal functions of the nervous system
  • maintaining normal mucous membranes
  • maintaining normal skin.



Among other things, phosphorus contributes to

  • normal energy metabolism
  • normal cell membrane function
  • maintaining bone health
  • maintaining dental health.


Among other things, magnesium contributes to

  • normal energy metabolism
  • normal muscle function
  • maintaining bone health
  • normal psychological functions.


Potassium contributes to

  • normal functions of the nervous system
  • normal muscle function
  • maintaining normal blood pressure.


Among other things, iron contributes to

  • normal cognitive activity
  • normal energy metabolism
  • normal oxygen transport in the body
  • the formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin.


Among other things, zinc contributes to

  • normal carbohydrate metabolism
  • normal cognitive activity
  • normal fertility and reproduction
  • maintaining the immune system.


Seleeni contributes to

  • maintaining healthy hair
  • maintaining healthy nails
  • normal sperm formation.



Manganese contributes to

  • maintaining bone health.



A food article containing at least 15% of the daily reference intake of a specific vitamin or mineral can be called a source of that vitamin or mineral.

Similarly, the “high in” nutrition claim can be used if  100 grams of the product contains 30% of the daily reference intake of the nutrient in question.

Tiesitkö tätä?

Öljykasvien siemeniä suositellaan nautittavaksi kohtuudella, enintään 30 grammaa päivässä ja lajeja vaihdellen. Leikki-ikäiselle lapselle sopiva määrä on puolet aikuisen annoksesta eli 15 grammaa.

Lähde: Ruokavirasto