Basics of Nutrition Facts Label You Should Know

Do you deal in delicious products that people love to eat? If yes, many diet-conscious people might have asked you about the number of calories in your product. If you don’t know this, then you leave a negative impression of yours on your customer. Knowing every minute detail of the product you are selling is essential. Moreover, it has become mandatory to include nutrition labels on pre-packaged food items. To your knowledge, it became important in Canada in 2007.

In this world of health-conscious people, if you want your eatable item to be sold, its nutritional values must be listed properly. The label must be simple and easy to read. If the customer cannot understand your food item’s nutritional value, he may not buy it. So, make sure to get it designed by a professional Nutrition Facts label provider.

The Nutrition Facts Table

The nutrition fact table is crucial and beneficial, allowing customers to learn about the product. Also, their selection of the food item becomes easier as their needs.

  1. They learn about the number of calories and different nutrients the item holds.
  2. It becomes easy for them to compare your product with others’ products.
  3. It becomes easy for them to select a product for their diet or as referred by their dietician.
  4. If they are looking for a highly nutritious value product, they can quickly learn by reading the well-designed nutrition facts table.

The nutrition table must include the specifications of calories, % daily value, serving size, and 13 core nutrients, which are – fat (saturated fat, trans fat), sugars, carbohydrate, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, protein, fiber, sodium, iron, calcium, and cholesterol. All this information on the nutrition fact table depends on the serving size. The actual amount that people eat is different. So, it is necessary to understand this table.

If you want your product to be on a list of healthy items, then try to get a high value of the following nutrients –

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Fiber

And the following nutrients must be kept low –

  • Fat
  • Trans fat
  • Saturated fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium

Nutrition Claims

Have you ever read the words ” high in fiber,” “sugar-free,” or excellent source of vitamin C” on any pre-packaged food item? These words are referred to as nutrient claims, indicating that a food item is high or low in certain nutrients. Remember, nutrition claims are optional and must be included if you are completely sure about your product. To make yourself confident about the item you sell, it is recommended to get it tested by a lab.

Jeremy D. Mena
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