If you learn what the information on food packaging means you’ll be better equipped to make healthy choices. You’ll find all this information and more on the food label:
Low fat: less than 3 percent fat (for example, 3g of fat/100g). Reduced fat: must contain at least 25 per cent less fat than the standard equivalent product.
Reduced sugar: must contain at least 25 per cent less sugar than the standard equivalent. No added sugar: no additional sugars added as an ingredient. Remember that this doesn’t necessarily mean a food will have low sugar as it may contain ingredients (such as fruit) that have a naturally high sugar content.
High fiber: has at least 6g of fiber per 100g serving. Source of fiber: contains at least 3g of fiber per 100g serving.
Reduced calorie: must contain at least 25 percent fewer calories than the standard equivalent. Be aware that reduced calorie doesn’t necessarily mean the item in question is low in calories.