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Food: Our Favorite Subject

It’s true: we love talking about our food. And we love to get questions from the people who eat it. Here are some of our favorites. If there’s something you want to know and it’s not covered here, just ask. We’ll do our best to get you an answer.

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What is LUNA Protein?

LUNA Protein is a gluten free high protein bar for women that provides satiation. In under 200 calories, LUNA Protein offers 12 grams of soy and whey protein and 3 grams of fiber to satisfy hunger. It contains zero grams trans fat, and does not contain partially-hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or synthetic preservatives; and we source ingredients that are not genetically engineered.

Does LUNA Protein contain any common food allergens such as dairy, nuts, wheat, etc?

To address all of your allergen-related questions, please view our complete Allergen Reference Table.

Is LUNA Protein vegan-friendly?

LUNA Protein contains dairy from the whey protein.

Is LUNA Protein kosher?

LUNA Protein is certified kosher by Orthodox Union (OU).

Does LUNA Protein contain GMOs or bioengineered ingredients?

Clif Bar & Company is committed to sourcing ingredients that are not genetically engineered in all of our products. We have stringent protocols for GMOs which includes requiring affidavits from ingredient suppliers demonstrating they can meet our non GMO requirements.

Does a portion of LUNA Protein sales go to the Breast Cancer Fund?

LUNA contributes to the Clif Bar Family Foundation, which donates 1% of all product revenue to organizations that support and improve environmental, social and cultural needs, from our local to our global community. The Breast Cancer Fund is one of the primary organizations to which we donate.

Is LUNA Protein appropriate for men to eat?

Men, too, can enjoy LUNA Protein. There is nothing in LUNA Protein that is not good for men. However, LUNA Protein bars are specifically formulated to provide women with the nutrients they often lack.

Is LUNA Protein appropriate for kids to eat?

Because LUNA Protein is formulated with adult needs in mind, kids should not eat a whole bar until their nutritional needs more closely match those of an adult (around ages 9-13). Kids ages 4-9 could have half on occasion and as with all food choices, parents should use their best judgment. An option for kids to try is our CLIF Kid snack line, which offers CLIF Kid Zbar™ and CLIF Kid Zbar Cripsy™. They are both uniquely designed for the nutritional needs of growing, active children and tastes great.

Is LUNA Protein low Glycemic Index?

Yes, LUNA Protein bars are considered a “low glycemic” food due to the portion size and balance of carbohydrate, fat, protein, fiber. Glycemic Index (GI) can be a great tool for fine-tuning the carbohydrate choices in your meal plan, but it shouldn’t be your exclusive consideration for whether or not to include certain foods in your daily meal plans.

Is LUNA Protein a meal replacement bar?

LUNA Protein is not a meal replacement bar or a diet bar. LUNA Protein is a delicious, nutritious and convenient snack that satisfies and curbs hunger between meals, and helps women more easily fit protein into their day.

Does LUNA Protein contain additives?

LUNA Protein satisfies hunger, contributes to women’s nutrition and tastes amazing without any unnecessary additives. It contains zero grams trans fat, and does not contain partially-hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or synthetic preservatives; and we source ingredients that are not genetically engineered.

What is the nutritional profile of LUNA Protein?

Each 1.6 oz (45g) LUNA Protein bar has around 170-190 calories with 12g protein and 3g fiber, along with essential nutrients women need. It is high in calcium and folic acid, and is a good source of vitamin D, iron, fiber and antioxidants (vitamins A, C and E). Each bar has 6-9g fat and 13-15g sugar depending on the flavor.

Is LUNA Protein gluten-free?

Yes, LUNA Protein is gluten free.