THE APP THAT INFORMS AND HELPS THE CONSUMER
The objective of OCU is to defend the interests of consumers, inform them and help them in their purchase choice. For this we want to improve the way we consume without forgetting the price, because buying and eating better does not have to be more expensive. With OCU Market, discover the nutritional information and the price of thousands of food products. In a simplified way and on a scientific basis, learn to eat healthily and economically.
HOW OCU MARKET WORKS
Scan any product in the supermarket while you are shopping or from home in order to know all the nutritional information, the additives it contains, compare its price and prepare the best shopping list. You can do this if you are an OCU member or simply by becoming a supporter, a free and very simple process. In addition, you can save your searches in favorites and have them at hand whenever you want.
Discover the score (from 0 to 100) that OCU Market gives to food products taking into account the nutrient content (saturated fat, sugar, salt and fiber), Nutriscore (front nutritional labeling system), the degree of processing a through its NOVA index, as well as the presence of aromas, additives and the assessment that we give to the latter.
OCU MARKET HELPS YOU EAT HEALTHIER
Know all the details about the nutritional quality of each food and its effects on health, through the following parameters:
• Assessment of the content of saturated fats, sugars and salt per 100 grams or milliliters of the product: through a color system, discover if its content is too high (red).
• Nutriscore: frontal nutritional labeling system based on an algorithm with five levels of color classification that allows you to compare products from different brands, but in the same category, and to know which one offers the best nutritional composition. Nutriscore is supported by nutritionists and scientists around the world.
• NOVA index: classifies foods according to their degree of processing, regardless of the nutrients that make it up. Sort foods in four tiers by color, from unprocessed to ultra-processed.
INFORMATION ON ADDITIVES
We tell you what additives each product contains and we explain their specifications. Using a four-color code, learn which additives (colorants, preservatives, etc.) are best to avoid, which are tolerable, and which are OCU acceptable. We also tell you if that certain additive is allergenic, the amount of allowable daily intake that does not present a health risk and if the additive can be used in food with organic certification.
EATING BETTER IS NOT MORE EXPENSIVE
Thanks to OCU Market, discover in a very simple way the different prices that the same product can have depending on the supermarket where you buy it: Mercadona, Carrefour, Alcampo, El Corte Inglés, Hipercor, Dia, etc. Our app reflects the average online price of each supermarket where the product you are looking for is available and is updated daily. We also tell you the supermarket closest to your location where you can find the product you have scanned.
Eating in a healthier and more balanced way has never been so easy and, also, taking into account your family budget.
INDEPENDENCE AND TRANSPARENCY
OCU Market is 100% independent. At OCU we have been working responsibly for more than 45 years and promoting good shopping habits. Our endpoint is completely objective and is not influenced by any brand or manufacturer. The app does not have any type of advertising either. If you want to know anything more about us, visit our website www.ocu.org