Are you label-literate?
Plenty of food packages carry claims, and the US Food and Drug Administration has strict guidelines for the use of certain food label terms.
Here are a few of the most common claim and what they mean:
Low calorie – Less then 40 calories per serving
Low sodium – Less then 140 mg of sodium per serving
Low cholesterol – Less then 20 mg of cholesterol and 2 g or less of saturated fat per serving
High fiber – Five or more grams of fiber per serving
Good source of – Provides at least 10 percent of the recommended daily value of a particular vitamin or nutrient per serving
Don’t be misled by some claims. To be fully informed, read the label yourself to determine exactly what your getting in every serving.
Source: GHP Living Well