Basics of Nutrition Facts Label You Should Know

Do you deal in delicious products that people love to eat? If yes, then many of the 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. It is very important to know each and every minute detail of the product you are selling.

Moreover, it has become mandatory to include nutrition labels on pre-packaged food items. Four 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, then its nutrition values must be listed in a proper way. The label must be simple and easy to read. If the customer is unable to understand the nutrition value of your food item, then chances are there, 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 as it allows customers to learn a lot of things 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 other’s products.
  3. It becomes easy for them to select a product for their particular diet or as referred by their dietician.
  4. If they are looking for a product having high nutritious value, then 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 that are – fat (saturated fat, trans fat), sugars, carbohydrate, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, protein, fibre, sodium, iron, calcium, and cholesterol. All this information that you get on the nutrition fact table is dependent 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 in a list of healthy items, then try to get a high value of following nutrients –

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Fibre

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 fibre”, “sugar-free” or excellent source of vitamin C” on any pre-packaged food item? These words are referred to as nutrient claims to indicate 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.