Understanding Food Labels

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A guide to help you to undertand New Zealand's food lables

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Understanding Food Labels

  1. 1. Food Labels Understanding
  2. 2. Reading Food Labels - Nutritional Claims Sugar, fat and salt are often listed in the ingredients as other names. Packaging on food often contains claims that can be misleading. It is important to know what each actually means, or doesn't mean.
  3. 3. Reading Food Labels - Sugar brown sugar corn syrup dextrose disaccharides fructose glucose golden syrup honey invert sugar lactose malt extract maltose molasses monosaccharides raw sugar sucrose No Added Sugar May still contain a lot of natural sugar - check the carbohydrate content on the label.
  4. 4. Reading Food Labels - Fat Low Fat or Fat Reduced Good choice, worth looking out for. Lower in fat and energy than the original product. Monounsaturated fats: canola oil peanut oil avocado oil olive oil. Saturated fats and Trans fatty acids: animal fat/oil Kremelta baking margarine hydrogenated fat butter fat lard milk solids copha palm oil dripping shortening coconut oil coconut cream/coconut milk chocolate cocoa butter cream.
  5. 5. Reading Food Labels - Salt sodium rock salt monosodium glutamate (MSG) sea salt.
  6. 6. Reading Food Labels
  7. 7. 'Diet' or Low Joule or Low Calorie Good choice - low in energy. These foods are likely to include artificial sweeteners. Reading Food Labels - Cholesterol Free May still have a high fat and energy content - check the nutrition information. Lite or Light May mean less energy, fat or sugar - It could even refer to the colour of the food- check the label Pick the tick These foods have met the Heart Foundation criteria for lower fat or preferred fat choices, but may still be high in sugar and energy (calories) - check the nutrition information panel.
  8. 8. Answers How many servings in the package of fruit juice? 4 How many servings in the package of fizzy drink? 4 In 100ml, how much sugar is in the: Pure Orange Juice? - 10.7 grams Fizzy Drink - 10.6 grams Diet fizzy drink? - 0 grams Does 'no added sugar' mean that there will be no sugar in the product? No, it may occur naturally (eg. from fruit). Test Yourself How many servings in the package of fruit juice? How many servings in the package of fizzy drink?
  9. 9. Does 'no added sugar' mean that there will be no sugar in the product? Test Yourself “ No Added Sugar” May still contain a lot of natural sugar - check the carbohydrate content on the label.
  10. 10. Answers How many servings in the package of fruit juice? 4 How many servings in the package of fizzy drink? 4 In 100ml, how much sugar is in the: Pure Orange Juice? - 10.7 grams Fizzy Drink - 10.6 grams Diet fizzy drink? - 0 grams Does 'no added sugar' mean that there will be no sugar in the product? No, it may occur naturally (eg. from fruit). Test Yourself -Pure Orange Juice? -Fizzy Drink? -Diet fizzy drink? In 100ml, how much sugar is in the: 10.7g 10.6g 0.0g

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