Nutrition information panels now on Select a vegetable page

Most vegetables in the Select a vegetable section now have nutrition information panels. The nutrition information is from a New Zealand source – The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables 10th Edn, Plant & Food Research 2014. If no New Zealand information is available, data from Fruits & Veggies More Matters or the USDA National Nutrient Database for standard reference has been used.

These panels provide information on the average amount of energy, protein, fat, saturated fat, carbohydrate, sugars and sodium (a component of salt) in the food, as well as any other nutrients about which a nutrition claim is made. For example, if a food had a ‘good source of dietary fibre’ claim then the amount of dietary fibre in the food must be shown in the nutrition information panel. The nutrition information panel must be presented in a standard format which shows the average amount per serve and per 100g (or 100ml if liquid) of the food. For more information go to the Select a vegetable index page.

Source: FSANZ 2012

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