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September 1996 Issue

EN Defines the "Jelly Bean Rule" and Other Label Lingo

It's been three years since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) overhauled food labeling. Though the new offer more useful nutrition information than before, the terminology can be confusing, so EN has translated label lingo into eater's English. Calories - A measure of the energy the body derives from carbohydrates, protein, fat and alcohol. Calorie free - Less than 5 calories per serving. Cholesterol free - Less than 2 milligrams cholesterol

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