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Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Check out the meaning of many common terms. Per FDA:

** FREE - indicates a product has no or an insignificant amount of a nutrient, often one deemed unhealthy, like sodium. Other terms you may see include no, zero, negligible source of, and insignificant source of.

** GOOD SOURCE- describes a food that contains 10 to 19 percent of your daily allowance of a nutrient, such as fiber.

** HIGH - indicates a product has at least 20 percent of the daily value for a nutrient. Also: rich in abd excellent source of.

** LOW - signals a food you could eat often without exceeding daily limits for calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and/ or sodium. Other approved tags: little, few and low source of.

** LIGHT or LITE - means a food has half the fat or one third the calories of regular versions: light can indicate at least 50 percent less sodium.

** MORE - indicates a food has at least 10 percent more of the daily value for a nutrient than its original version. Also: enriched, fortified and added.

** REDUCED - foods contain at least 25 percent of a nutrient or 25 percent fewer calories than the regular product. Labels may also say less or fewer.

(Source: Self.com)
posted by infraternam meam @ 1:29 PM  
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