What is The Nutritional Information Label on Food?
All packaged foods have a printed label indicating serving size and other nutritional information. The nutritional information labels try to give specific information on food packaging.
The amounts of fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals are calculated for a typical portion.
This information makes it easier for consumers to buy foods that fit within your eating plan and help control blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose and weight. However, sometimes, reading these labels can be confusing.
Nutrition Facts: Serving size
The portion size or the number of servings is a calculation of the amount of food that typically, people eat at a meal. This may or may not be a normal serving for you.
It is important to pay attention to portion size, including number of servings in the package, and compare it with what actually eat.
The serving size on the food package influences all the nutrients listed in the top of the label. For example, if the package says it pays for four servings, and eat the entire contents, then you have to quadruple the calories, fats, etc., you have consumed.
It is important not to confuse the part with the size of the portions of the container. The portion is what you eat and there are no standards for measuring this.