Can you read a food label properly?

Shoppers read food labels for different reasons. This infographic explains how labels are used, and which ingredients you should look out for.

Food labels are notoriously difficult to read, not least of all because they break down food into strange-sounding components that are not easily recognized as food. While it's a good rule of thumb to stay away from any food products that contain lengthy ingredient lists with names you cannot pronounce, it's still wise to know how to navigate a label when necessary. The following infographic strives to shed light on individual ingredients, as well as provides some insight into the four kinds of label-readers. What kind are you?

nutrition label infographic© C&R Research (used with permission)

Infographic originally published by Matt Zajechowski at C&R Research. Used with permission.

Tags: Consumerism | Diet | Food Miles | Food Safety | Food Security | Shopping

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