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Nando's meals 'can be higher in calories and sugar than KFC'

Published 29/01/2016

A chicken meal at Nandos
A chicken meal at Nandos

Diners who head to Nando’s instead of a deep-fried chicken shop could be unwittingly eating a less healthy meal, a new documentary has claimed.

Some meals served at the Portuguese-themed restaurant contain more calories and sugar than food at KFC, The Tricks of the Restaurant Trade programme has alleged.

The show, which aired on Channel 4 on Tuesday evening, revealed that a KFC Toasted Twister wrap contains 480 calories and 4.7g of sugar, compared with 594 calories and 16.2g sugar in the Nando's chicken wrap, Mail Online reported.

However, the Nando’s chicken wrap contained slightly less salt.

Chips were also higher in calories, at 546 and 310 in Nando’s and KFC, respectively.

The programme also highlighted a difference in price despite chickens being brought from the same firm: with fries and a wrap costing £4.59 at KFC, and an equivalent meal priced at £8.45 in Nando’s.

Nando's, which originates from South Africa and serves chicken with a Portuguese twist, opened in the UK in 1992, but has since garnered a devoted following after expanding rapidly across the country in the past decade.

Nando’s told The Mirror: "All our chicken is British, meets Red Tractor standards, and is grilled, never fried. Nutritional information for all our meals can be found on our website."

Nando's opened its new Northern Ireland restaurant on Wednesday - bringing the total to three in Belfast.

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