Low-carb. Low-calorie. Low-fat. Lo and behold– there are as many confusing food terms in your local grocery store as there are actual food products. Do you know what each of these terms actually mean? Take the quiz to find out.
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On which of the following food labels you will find the LEAST amount of sodium:
Fruit, even the canned kind, typically contains very little sodium. Unless specifically labelled as “low-sodium,” canned soup, cured deli meats and chips contain tend to have a lot of sodium.
Artificial trans fats can be found in:
Artificial trans fats, or trans fatty acids, are a form of unsaturated fat usually produced by partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. Trans fats can be found in fast food, snack food, fried food and baked goods.
A food item labeled low-fat must have less than ____ per serving.
Any food that claims to be low-fat must have less than 3g of fat per serving.
A food item labeled light must fit which of the following criteria?
A food item labeled light must have one-third of the calories or 50 percent less fat than the regular alternative.
Fact or fiction: Low-carb foods must have less than 3 carbohydrates per serving.
Believe it or not, the FDA has not yet issued any guidelines on low-carb labeling.
Enriched bread has:
Enriched foods are processed foods that have nutrients added to them, either to enhance or replace any nutrients that were lost in processing.
Meat with less than 2g of saturated fat, 5g of overall fat and no more than 95mg of cholesterol can be labeled:
The extra-lean label also applies to poultry and seafood.
Fact or fiction: Fat-free foods can contain 1g of fat.
Foods labeled fat-free must have less than 0.5g of fat per serving.
Reduced-fat foods must have ___ less fat than the regular alternative.
Foods with a reduced-fat label must have at least 25 percent less fat than the original version.
Fact or fiction: Whole grain bread is made from grain that has kept its entire outer covering.
Whole grain products are made with the outer covering of grain intact, which is high in fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Fresh poultry has never:
By definition, fresh poultry has never been stored below 26 degrees Fahrenheit.
The latest recommended date for the best possible quality of a product is called the ____ date.
A product with a use by date shows the date at which the manufacturer determines the product to turn to a lesser quality.
Fact or fiction: Calorie-free foods can have up to 10 calories per serving.
A calorie-free food can still have calories– but only up to five per serving.
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