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Key Nutrients on Food Labels

Low, high, excellent, good…these words each carry specific nutrient percentages assigned by the Food and Drug Administration. Manufacturers are required by law to use these terms accurately when making claims on food packaging. Being aware of this provides insight into foods’ nutrition profile and can help you to make smart choices for your family.

The below key nutrient links provide specifics for what to look for on food packaging and when reading labels. Take a closer look at the Fruit and Veggie Database for key nutrients in individual fruits and vegetables.

 

Fiber
Folate
Iron
Potassium
Sodium
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

 
 

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