Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

Nutrition Labels?

I am a heath fanatic, and some nutrition labels like gum it will say, "Not a significant source of trans fat, sat. fat, ect."

I want to know if the product contains any of the nutrition listed. Like on some water bottles you will see the "Not a significant source..." thing on there.

Like on gum if the labels says "Not s significant source of trans fat" does that mean that the gum really has any?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    When a nutrition label says "not a significant source of trans fat, saturated fat, etc," it does not necessarily mean that the product is fat free. It usually means that the product contains less than 1 percent of trans fat or saturated fat. Let's say you have a 10-gram cookie that has .00025 g of trans fat. That .00025 grams of trans fat constitutes only .0025% of the cookie's total weight. So, the cookie itself is not a significant source of trans fat, meaning that the cookie may have trans fat, but not a lot.

    You need to be careful when reading nutrition labels. Many companies like to list nutrition facts by serving size, and this can be very misleading. Too many people think that 1 burger or 1 cookie = 1 serving, when in fact a burger can have 2 or three servings. So just a friendly word of advice: when you're reading a nutrition label be sure to make a note of the serving size. If one serving is 8 ounces, and you're eating a 24-ounce burger, then you've just eaten 3 servings. That means you have to multiply everything on the nutrition label by 3.

  • 1 decade ago

    it means that the gum might have a little bit of trans fats, but the amount is so small that they cant even put it on the label cuz its not 1 gram or whatever

    luv yahh :)

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