Consumers always wanted to be aware of the ingredients and nutrients their food contains. The food manufacturer has invested his countless hours preparing the recipe and to decide the ingredient to prepare his food or drink. But he has to convince his consumer that his product has essential nutritional value also.
Here it comes, the nutritional label. You must be one of those who scrutinizes the ingredients and its nutritional value before buying any new product.
What is the nutritional value?
Nutritional value refers to ingredients of food and impact of constituents on a body. It is related to carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, additives, enzymes, vitamins, sugar intake, cholesterol, fat and salt intake. In general food, the label gives nutritional values to consumers.
This nutritional value is significant for all aged people from neonatal to the old.
Understanding its importance
Food industry takes nutritional labeling as a challenge since it impacts consumer’s lives as well as the product sell. In manufacture’s perspective, nutritional labeling and other promotional branding are important to influence their consumer. However, as a consumer it is their primary need to evaluate the nutrients their food contains to ward off any future food-borne diseases.
It is the consumer’s right to access the healthy and nutritional food considering all aspects biological, chemical, and physical. Where government has inscribed the mandatory rules to label the product before it hits the market.
What are the things must be written on a product?
- The nutritional label: It provides the number of fats, carbohydrates, sodium, sugar, protein, vitamin, and mineral intake based on a 2000 calorie diet.
- The ingredient list: The ingredient list ultimately derives the nutritional value as well as help you to choose the product of your choice.
- Recommended daily intake: You can find the most probable intake for a healthy adult. Recommendations are for cholesterol, fats, sodium, fiber, and sugar.
These were some comprehensive information you will discover on your product and the most primitive one.
What are the essential nutrients for good health?
Food systems keep updated and sketch novel ideas for food producers and consumers to keep health and safety factor under check. It becomes complex with emerging health problems. Eating habits play the key role in your everyday life. Your food must be under check when it comes to nutritional value.
There are a few particular vegetables, fruits, and nuts which are rich in essential nutrients. Such as whole grains are a good source of carbohydrates, leafy vegetables have vitamin C, Spinach has a good amount of iron, walnuts contain many nutrients at one place and considered the best to escape many life-threatening health problems., etc.
What is your responsibility before buying a new product?
Consumer plays a critical role while choosing the product to avoid the consequences of both over and undernutrition. Consumer organizations always overhaul the food-related accessories to educate and inform a consumer about food safety, quality, and nutritional value.
Food systems are actively working to make food labels more authentic, clear, accurate, practical, informative in a simplified format, and easily accessible to all types of consumer. Now, it is a consumer’s principal responsibility to observe and decide the product.