Nutrition labels have long been notoriously difficult to decipher. The U.S. government has made some steps in the right direction, but there’s still plenty of confusion when it comes to some of the terms used on product packaging. This visual guide will help you understand what most of those chemical ingredients are actually for.
Between all the acids, phosphates, sulfates, extracts, carbonates, and chlorides in food, it can be hard to know what you’re actually putting in your body. Sure, the label says what’s inside, but what does all that stuff do? If you’re curious, this massive infographic from C+R Research reveals all. You’ll learn the purpose of over 100 common ingredients, as well as where the ingredient is derived from. The graphic also tells you what foods you’re most likely to find each ingredient in. And the more you know about the ingredient, the less you have to worry about things as a consumer. For example, seeing “acesulfame potassium” on a food label might raise a red flag at first. But not if you know it’s an FDA-approved, non-caloric artificial sweetener found in most beverages, baked goods, and even maple syrup. You can check out the entire visual guide below.
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