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Nutrition Facts

information is based on one serving, but the size of a serving can vary among brands and varieties of some foods

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% Daily Value (DV)

The percentage of how much of a particular nutrient or fiber a person should consume based on a 2000-calorie diet.
5% or less is low
20% or more is high

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Nutrients to limit

Fat
Cholesterol
Sodium

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Trans fat

Does not have a DV; eat as little as possible because it increases the risk of heart disease

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unqualified health claims

do not require a qualifying statement about the strength of evidence supporting the claim.

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Free

means the product contains virtually none of that nutrient. “Free” can refer to calories, sugar, sodium, salt, fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.

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Low

means there is a small enough amount of a nutrient that the product can be used frequently without concern about exceeding dietary recommendations.

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Very low

refers to sodium only. The product cannot have more than 35 mg sodium per serving.

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Reduced or less

means the product has at least a 25% reduction in a nutrient compared to the regular product.

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Light or lite

means the product has fewer calories than a comparable product or 50% of the fat found in a comparable product.

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Good source

means the product provides 10% to 19% of the daily value for a nutrient.

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High, rich in, or excellent source

means the product has at least 20% of the daily valuefor a nutrient.

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More

means the product has at least 10% more of a desirable nutrient than does a
comparable product.

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Lean

refers to meat or poultry products with less than 10 g fat, less than 4 g saturated
fat, and less than 95 mg cholesterol per standardized serving and per 100 g.

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Extra lean

refers to meat or poultry products with less than 5 g fat, less than 2 g saturated fat, and less than 95 mg cholesterol per standardized serving and per 100 g.