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Definitions

of common nutritional terms

FAT FREE - Product has less then 1/2 (0.5) grams of fat per serving. This value will be rounded to zero.
 
99% FAT FREE - Every 100 grams of food will have 1 gram or less of fat.
 
LOW FAT - Product has 3 grams of fat or less per serving.
 
REDUCED FAT - Fat has been reduced by at least 25 percent (compared to similar food)
 
LIGHT (LITE) - Product has 33% fewer calories or 50% less fat per serving than a comparable product.
 
LEAN - For meat and poultry only. Product has less than 10 grams fat, less than 4 grams saturated fat, and less than 95 milligrams cholesterol per serving.
 
LOW CALORIE - Product has 40 calories or less per serving.
 
SATURATED FAT FREE - Product has less than 0.5 grams saturated fat per serving. This value will be rounded to zero.
 
LOW IN SATURATED FAT - Product has one gram or less saturated fat per serving.
 
CHOLESTEROL FREE - Product has less than 2 milligrams of cholesterol per serving. This value will be rounded to zero.
 
LOW CHOLESTEROL - Product has 20 milligrams or less cholesterol and two grams or less or saturated fat per serving.
 
SODIUM FREE - Product has less than 5 milligrams of sodium per serving. This value will be rounded to zero.
 
VERY LOW SODIUM - Product has 35 milligrams or less of sodium per serving.
 
LOW SODIUM - Product has 140 milligrams or less of sodium per serving.
 
GOOD SOURCE - Used for fiber, protein, vitamins or minerals. Product has at least 10% of the Daily Value for the particular nutrient.
 
HIGH IN (EXCELLENT SOURCE) - Used for fiber, protein, vitamins or minerals. Product has at least 20% of the Daily Value for the particular nutrient.