the truth behind food labels

What These Food Labels Really Mean

What These Food Labels Really Mean Think of the first term that comes to mind when someone mentions the word healthy. Labels like “organic,” “fat-free,” or “natural” probably popped up first. While food labels are important, it’s easy to be mislead by terms that sound promising. Take organic, for example. This buzzword can easily mislead consumers into thinking a product is 100% organic when it really isn’t. The next time you head to the grocery store, make sure you understand what these eight food labels really mean. 1. Cholesterol-free If a product is labeled cholesterol-free, it’s not exactly true. According to FDA, companies are allowed […]

Understanding Food Labels

Understanding Food Labels Food labels can be difficult to understand and very misleading. Some terms are just a marketing scam whereas some are actually USDA and Non-GMO verified. Below we have broken down some very common food labels for your convenience. Organic The organic label may be one of the most popular. According to the USDA “100% organic” means that the food is in fact 100% organic and is free of synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering. “Organic” means that the food is at least 95% organic and “made with organic ingredients” means that the foods have at least 70% organic […]