Is sugar in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for added sugars or just sucrose?

You have been so kind to take the time to answer my questions. Thank you so very much. Please permit me a couple of follow-up questions. The US Dietary Guidelines recommend moderate intake of sugar which includes sugar you add to food at the table as well as sugar added by food manufacturers. Am I...

Does the U.S. Dietary Guidelines call for less than 10% of calories from sugar mean sucrose, naturally occurring sugars or all sugars?

Does the U.S. Dietary Guidelines in calling for no more than 10% of calories from sugar means a) added sucrose, b) sucrose, added or naturally occurring, or c) all simple sugars (fructose, glucose, lactose, sucrose, etc.)? Do you also know whether sugars on the food label refers to added sucrose or to sucrose (whether or...

Since food labels show how many grams of sugar in a serving, how can I know what a good goal should be?

Hi. I'm trying to cut down on the number of sugars I eat. Since the new food labels typically show how many grams of sugar is in a serving, how can I know what a good "goal" should be? I'd like to record how many grams I eat now and then compare it to how...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with food labeling in food manufacturing for my business?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with food labeling in food manufacturing for my business? The Dietitians in Business and Communications dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics specializes in creating food labels for food manufacturers, sanitation, and quality control training. You can find a dietitian at the Academy of...

Are manufacturer’s nutrition facts labels for cooked or uncooked weight?

Are the manufacturer's nutrition facts labels for cooked or uncooked weight? Last night I cooked a 40-ounce Pork Tenderloin (Salsa Pork Tenderloin). My wife and I ate about 1/3 of it that night. The next day I took the rest of it to work to eat (I was going to be there a while)....

Food labels list the amount of carbohydrates. If the food is cut in half, is the carbohydrate cut in half?

On the new food labels, it lists the number of carbohydrates per food serving. If the food serving is cut in half, does that mean the amount of carbohydrate will be cut in half as well? The amount of carbohydrates listed on the Nutrition Facts food label on food packages is the number of carbohydrates...

How would I determine the fat content of cheese with 7% milk fat?

I wondered if you could answer a question that I have in regards to skim milk cheddar cheese. I recently purchased a block of skim milk cheese rated at 7% milk fat. How would I determine the fat content of a serving of this cheese, as it had no nutritional label? Thanks for any...

I am looking for the definition of sodium erythorbate. Is it worms?

I'm looking for the definition of sodium erythorbate. It appears in hot dogs, bacon, etc. I have heard that sodium erythorbate is a euphemism for worms. Please confirm or deny this. I was wondering what exactly sodium erythorbate is. I had heard that it is salted earthworms, is this true? Thank you sincerely. Sodium erythorbate a...

Does what I eat satisfies the RDA? I don’t know how to accurately calculate it.

I look at Nutrition Facts on food labels as often as I can to see what nutrients I am getting from what I eat, but they give such limited information. It's so hard to tell if I am actually getting the Recommended Dietary Allowances throughout the day. I want to know if what I...

I am confused over the flour ingredient on the ingredient list of various breads.

I am somewhat confused over the "flour" ingredient component on the ingredient list of various bread. One will say "wheat flour", another says "enriched flour (wheat)", another "enriched flour (flour)", another "stone ground wheat flour", etc. How's a regular (fiber-pun intended!) person supposed to assess the relative value of these statements? Can you give some...

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