food and nutrition

Food Labels

Question: Food Labels!? Explain how the labeling system allows the consumer to compare the food's nuutritive value when the serving size is different?

Answer: Similar foods have similar if not exactly the same serving sizes. For example, one serving of milk is a cup and so is one serving of soy milk and one serving of rice milk. If you are comparing foods by nutrients per unit of weight, like 4 ounces, then you have to do the math. Divide the nutrient numbers by the number of ounces in one serving as it is indicated on the label. You will then have the nutrient value of one ounce of the food. Do the same for each food. Then you will have a clear per ounce nutrition instead of per serving nutrition. Now that wasn't so hard was it?

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