Food Labeling

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Trisha Almado
PH 101
28 November 12
Food Labeling Exercise Paper

Dairy Product – Blue Bonnet Butter

Labels * Nutrition Facts label * Serving Size 1 tbsp (14g) * Calories 70 * Total Fat 8g * Saturated Fat 1.5g * Trans Fat 1.5g * Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g * Monounsaturated Fat 2g * Cholesterol 0mg * Sodium 125mg * Total Carbohydrate 0g * Protein 0g * Vitamin A 6% * Ingredients – vegetable oil blend, water, salt, etc. * Net weight 16 oz (1 lb) 454 g * 53% Vegetable oil spread * Comparison of Blue Bonnet Butter vs. regular butter * Recipe for cookies using the Blue Bonnet Butter
Health Rationale * Nutrition Facts – informs the consumer about what they are consuming and how much they are consuming. * Serving size – provides an amount of a typical serving that the food provides. * Calories – informs the consumer about the total amount of energy they will be consuming from the product. Anything over 400 calories is considered unhealthy. * Total Fat – informs consumers about the amount of fat the product contains. The higher the number, the more fat there is and the unhealthier it is. * Cholesterol – informs the consumer how much cholesterol is in the product. High cholesterol products are considered unhealthy. * Sodium – informs the consumer how much sodium is in the product. High sodium products are considered unhealthier than low sodium products. * Total Carbohydrate – informs the consumer about how much carbohydrates they are consuming. * Protein – informs the consumer how much protein they will consume. Higher protein foods are good for those who want to increase their weight. * Vitamin – provides the consumer with what vitamins are in the product. Blue Bonnet Butter contains Vitamin…...

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