Monday, March 21, 2011
It says What???
NATURAL - the product was made without artificial ingredients or colorings and with minimal processing. These products are usually superior in nutritional values.
Fat- (the Daily Value of fat consumption is 65g or less)
*Fat Free - Less than 0.5g of fat per serving
*Low Fat: 3g or less per serving or 3g per 100g for a meal or main dish and 30% of total calories (or less)
*Reduced Fat - 25% less fat than a comparable food
*Light/Lite - 50% less fat or one-third fewer calories than the regular product
*Lean - Less than 10g of fat, 4.5g of saturated fat and 95mg of cholesterol per 100g of meat, poultry or seafood
*Extra Lean- Less than 5g of fat, 2g of saturated fat and 95mg of cholesterol per serving and per 100g of meat, poultry or seafood
CHOLESTEROL - (the Daily Value of cholesterol consumption is 300mg or less)
*Low Cholesterol - 20mg or less per serving and 2g or less saturated fat per serving
*Cholesterol Free - Less than 2mg per serving and 2g or less saturated fat per serving
*Less Cholesterol - 25% or less than the food it is being compared to, and 2g or less saturated fat per serving
SODIUM - (the Daily Value of sodium consumption is 2400 mg or less)
*Salt free - Less than 5 mg sodium per serving.
*Sodium free - Less than 5 mg sodium per serving.
*No Salt added - No salt added during processing (does not necessarily mean sodium free)
*Very Low Sodium - 35 mg or less sodium per serving.
*Low Sodium - 140 mg or less per serving.
*Light in Sodium or lightly salted - 50% less sodium compared with a standard serving size of the traditional food. Restricted to foods with more than 40 calories per serving or more than 3 grams of fat per serving.
*Less Sodium or Reduced Sodium - at least 25% less sodium compared with a standard serving size of the traditional food.
CALORIES - (the Daily Value of calorie consumption is 2,000 or less)
*Calorie Free, Zero Calories, No Calories, Without Calories, Trivial Source of Calories, Negligible Source of Calories- fewer than 5 calories per serving.
*Low in Calories, Few Calories, Contains a Small Amount of Calories, Low Source of Calories - less than 40 calories per serving.
*Reduced Calories, Fewer Calories - 25% fewer calories than the original product (original product may not be "low calorie")
SUGAR - (the Daily Value of sugar consumption is 40g or less)
*Sugar Free, Zero Sugar, No Sugar, Without Sugar, Trivial Source of Sugar, Negligible Source of Sugar - less than 0.5g of sugar per serving.
*Reduced Sugar, Less Sugar - at least 25% less sugar than the original item.
*No Sugar Added, Without Added Sugar - no sugar or ingredients containing sugar were added during processing.
In general, if a product has any nutritional value drastically reduced or removed, that component is replaced with a chemical product. If you are looking for a healthier product, your best solution is to make it from scratch!
Happy box hunting,