Nutrient Content Claims

Nutrient content claims draw attention to a nutrition feature of a food (e.g. "reduced in fat). Here are some explanations of other common nutrient content claims on food labels:

NUTRIENT CONTENT CLAIM

Cholestorol-free 
What it means: less than 2mg of cholesterol, low in saturated fat, usually restricted in trans fat.

Fat-free
What it means: less that 0.5g of fat

Low-fat
What it means: 3g or less of fat

Low in saturated fat
What it means: 2g or less of saturated and trans fats combined

Free of trans fatty acids
What it means: contains less than 0.2g of trans fatty acids

Source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
What it means: 0.3g or more of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids

Low-calorie
What it means: 40 calories or less

Calorie-reduced
What it means: At least 25% less energy than the food to which it is being compared

Source of fibre
What it means: 2g or more of fibre

Light
What it means: allowed only on foods that reduced in fat or reduced in energy (calories)

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