you get confused every time you walk up and down
the grocery store aisles and see the terms low
fat, fat free, light, low calorie, lean and reduced
fat? Here is a handy little chart that explains
the meaning of it all . . .
Free - Fewer than 0.5 gram of fat.
Fat - Three grams of fat or fewer.
or less fat - At least 25 percent less fat
than the full fat product.
- Fewer than 10 grams of fat overall, 4.5 grams
or less of saturated fat, and no more than 95
milligrams of cholesterol.
- One third fewer calories or one half the fat
or less of the full fat version, or one half the
sodium or less of the full salt version.
Free - Fewer than 2 milligrams of cholesterol
and 2 grams or less of saturated fat.
Free - Fewer than 5 calories.
Calorie - Forty or fewer calories.
or Fewer Calories - Twenty-five percent fewer
calories than the full fat product.
those of you watching your sodium intake, here
are the terms used to define sodium levels.
Free - The product contains no more than 5
millgrams of sodium in each serving.
Low Sodium - The product contains no more
than 35 milligrams per serving.
Sodium - The product contains no more than
140 milligrams per serving.
Sodium - Sodium levels have been reduced by
at least 75 percent from the original product.
Salt Added - The food processor has not added
any salt. However, such a product may be naturally
high in sodium.