Other Important Things Connected To Nutrients

When shopping food, you pick up a product and turn the package.

You read the nutrition label.

But what does it say?

There are many nutrients in there that you probably recognize but there are also other things.

In this category, we group articles that are connected to nutrients but aren't actual nutrients.

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Measure Nutrients

There are several ways to measure nutrient content in food. There are also specific measurements that have been developed to measure a specific nutrient.

One measurement for vitamins is called international units, IU. It is used to measure the fat-soluble vitamins Vitamin A, D, and E.

Nutrition Label

The nutrition label looks different in different countries, but its purpose is the same. It shows you the products nutritional content.

Even though it is called nutrition label, is it not only nutrients that are listed. You can find important information like energy.

It is important to check out the nutrition label if you want to know what you eat. By using the nutrition label, you can choose foods for a healthy diet.

Can't find nutrition label on every food

A problem can be that you can't find nutrition labels on every food. For instance, fresh fruits and vegetables, some bakery goods, and foods from the meat department don't have labels.

There can we help, go to our nutrition tool where you can find the nutrient profile on over 17000 foods, both foods without nutrition labels and foods that have one.

Our Articles On Other Important Things Connected To Nutrients

Below you will find our articles on things that are related to nutrients. Some can be good to know about when making decisions on what to eat and what not to. Others can be just fun information.

Ash in your food

Ash is an inorganic material that you can find in foods. It is not added. It is the residue that remains after heating. Find out more about this in What Is Ash & What Foods Can I Find It In?

Specific gravity

Specific gravity is also called relative density. You can call it measurement. It is used to define the weight or density of a liquid, compared to the density of an equal volume of water at a specified temperature. Find out more about specific gravity in What Is Specific Gravity? How Do You Measure It?

Energy - Kilocalories, Kcal

Kcal or kilocalories is a unit of energy widely used in nutrition. It is commonly called just calories. Calories provide a measure of how much energy you get from a specific food. Learn more about calories and how you measure them in What Is Kcal & How Do We Measure It?

Energy - Kilojoule, kJ

kJ or kilojoules is a unit of energy widely used in nutrition, just like kilocalories. But kilojoules are the metric measurement of calories. Learn more about kilojoule in What Is kJ, How Do I Measure It & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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