Deciphering the Nutrition Facts Label: Do You Know What You're Eating?
|Serving Size: 2/3 cup|
|Servings Per Container: almost 3|
Calories and Calories From Fat
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 260 Calories from Fat 25|
Nutrients to Limit
|Total Fat 3 g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 1.5 g||8%|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 10 mg||3%|
|Sodium 570 mg||24%|
Nutrients to Get Enough of
|Dietary Fiber 1 g||4%|
The Percent Daily Value (%DV)
*Percent Daily Values
are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
|Total Fat||Less than||65 g||80 g|
|Saturated Fat||Less than||20 g||25 g|
|Cholesterol||Less than||300 mg||300 mg|
|Sodium||Less than||2,400 mg||2,400 mg|
|Total Carbohydrate||300 g||375 g|
|Dietary Fiber||25 g||30 g|
|% Daily Value*|
|Sugars 7 g|
|Protein 9 g|
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 09/2014 -
- Update Date: 10/01/2014 -