Nutrition Quiz

Are You Able to Interpret Food Labels?

Question 1 of 11 Answer: Correct! Answer: Incorrect

True or False: A nutrition facts label can list 0 grams of fat even if the food does in fact contain some fat.

Surprising, isn't it? One labeling loophole allows food manufacturers to list the count of ANY nutrient (from unhealthy ones like trans fats to important things like protein) as 0 as long as it contains fewer than 0.5 grams of the nutrient per serving. This can be misleading to consumers, and it explains why foods that contain oil on the ingredients list can claim to be fat-free according to the label. While a single serving of the food might not matter much, eating all of the servings over time could add up to a significant amount of that nutrient.


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