Strawberry, grape, apricot and other fruity desserts of Jell-O (Kraft Foods) are made of the same three ingredients: Sugar, gelatin and adipic acid. No fruits or berries.
Insignificant differences come with variations of the artificial colors and flavors. “Strawberry” means Red 40; “grape” means Red 40 plus Blue 1 and “apricot” means Yellow 6. The amounts of the food dyes detected in every container are given in the chart below.
These quantities may be enough to trigger ADHD reactions in some children (see pages 6 – 16 in Diet, ADHD and Behavior and pages 13, 14 in Behavior, Learning and Health: The Dietary Connection)
Strawberry Jell-O Risk Score Diagram, DDRS ~ 38
Grape Jell-O Risk Score Diagram, DDRS ~ 52
Apricot Jell-O Risk Score Diagram, DDRS ~ 36
As you can see from the above DyeDiet “Dyegrams”, all Jell-O formulations are of high risk and low nutritional value. Please avoid buying and eating a Jell-O dessert unless you are dangerously starving in a desert. A homemade gelatin dessert would be a much healthier alternative.