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¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡Nutritional Analysis

FDA Mandatory Nutritional Label:

Proximate
Sodium
Calcium
Iron
Vitamins A
Vitamins C
Cholesterol
Dietary Fiber
Sugars

FDA Simplified Nutritional Label:

For products that have less than significant amount of 8 or more nutrients per serving.
Proximate with sodium and sugar profile or Proximate with sodium, saturated fats and trans fats.

 

Proximate Analysis

Fat (ether extraction)
Fatty Acid Profile (Total Fat, Sat, Fat, Trans Fat)
Protein
Moisture (oven)
Solids (oven)
Ash
Acid Insoluble Ash
Proximate (fat, protein, moisture, ash: calories and carbohydrate by calculation)
Proximate with Sodium
Proximate with Salt

 

Fats and Cholesterol

Fats are commonly found in many foods. Fats are made up of fatty acids. Some fatty acids, such as Omega 3, have been found to be ¡°healthy¡±. Some saturated fatty acids have been found to be potentially harmful.

Cholesterol
Fatty Acid Profile (includes Omega¡¯s)
Trans Fatty Acids (includes Fatty Acid Profile )
Trans Fats only (includes total Fat )

 

Carbohydrates

The Carbohydrate component of foods contains sugars, complex carbohydrates, fiber (including dietary fiber), starch, etc. Total Carbohydrates are a calculation based on Proximate tests (Fat, Protein, Moisture, Ash). Calories are usually calculated from total grams of Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate.

Carbohydrate (total by difference)
Fiber (crude)
Dietary fiber (soluble and insoluble)
Dietary fiber, total (or either reported separately)
Sugar Profile (GC or HPLC)
(fructose, glucose, lactose, maltose, sucrose)
Sugar Alcohols (GC or HPLC)
(sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol, xylitol, Splenda sucralose)
Other sugars by request
Total Starch

 

Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and minerals are important components for Nutritional labels. Vitamins A and C Calcium, Iron, Sodium are all mandatory components for FDA / USDA testing. However, it may be important for your product to have addition testing, if expected levels of other vitamins and minerals are high.

Vitamin A (carotene, retinal or total)
Vitamin C
Niacin (B3)
Thiamine (B1)
Riboflavin (B2)
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Folic Acid
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)
Biotin
Pantothenie Acid
Mineral Digestion
Calcium (Ca)
Phosphorus (P)
Iron (Fe)
Sodium (Na)
Potassium (K)
Magnesium (Mg)

 

Sample Nutritional Label

 
 

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