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Jul 23

How to Read Food Labels And Nutrition Information

By law, manufacturers have to label foods so it is clear exactly what is in them and, where appro­priate, to give nutritional advice. This is good news for shoppers Рalthough labels can still seem to be a source of confusion first and information second.

Ingredients lists on Food Labels

Items with more than one ingredient must list everything that they contain. The ingredient at the top of this list is the one it contains most of (by weight). So if a preserve lists sugar and then strawberries, you know it’s going to have less fruit than a jam that puts strawberries first.

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