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Using Nutrition Facts on the Label

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Serving size: Each label must list a serving size. This may or may not be a serving size that you normally use. For instance, the serving size of some bread is 2 slices and on other it is 1 slice. Check the serving size, calories, and total carbohydrates to make decisions about how much you should eat.

Calories: This is the number of calories in a serving. Although a product may have “sugar free” on the label, it may have as many or more calories as its “with sugar” product.

Total carbohydrates: This is the total number of carbohydrate grams in one serving. If you are using a carbohydrate counting system for meal planning, remember that one “carb unit” is 15 grams of carbohydrate.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Package (396 g)
Servings Per Container: 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 70
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7 g
11%
Saturated Fat 3 g
15%
Cholesterol 40 mg
13%
Sodium 870 mg
36%
Total Carbohydrate 47 g
16%
Dietary Fiber 5 g
22%
 
Sugars 6 g
 
Protein 26 g
 
Vitamin A 90%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 20%
Iron 15%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

 
Calories:
2,000
2,500
Total Fat
Less than
65g
80g
Saturated Fat
Less than
20g
25g
Cholesterol
Less than
300mg
300mg
Sodium
Less than
2,400mg
2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate
300g
375g
Dietary Fiber
25g
30g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9
Carbohyrdate 4
Protein 4

 

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