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25g

30g

Calories per gram Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4

Protein 4

Calories per gram Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4

Protein 4

New title signals that the label contains the newly required information.

Calories from fat are now shown on the label to help consumers meet dietary guidelines that recommend people get no more than 30 percent of the calories in their overall diet from fat.

% Daily Value shows how a food fits into the overall daily diet.

Daily Values are also something new. Some are maximums, as with fat (65 grams or less); others are minimums, as with carbohydrate (300 grams or more). The daily values for a 2,000-and 2,500-calorie diet must be listed on the label of larger packages.

Calories and calories from fat: 5 Total fat, saturated fat: 0.5 g

Cholesterol: 2 mg (between 2 and 5 mg may be expressed as less than 5 mg) Sodium: 5 mg

Total carbohydrate, dietary fiber, sugars, and protein: 0.5 g (values between 0.5 and 1 g may be expressed as "less than 1 g")

Vitamins and minerals: less than 2% DV

If a serving of a food contains insignificant amounts of 7 or more of the required 13 (total fat and calories from fat count as 1), several of the nutrients may be left off the label, and the Nutrition Facts may be in a simplified format (Fig. 4). The regulations set five "core nutrients"— total calories, total fat, sodium, total carbohydrate, and protein—that must be shown even if the amount present is 0.

The regulations list a number of nutrients that are optional. These include polyunsaturated fat, monounsatu-rated fat, potassium, soluble fiber, insoluble fiber, sugar

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