Explaining common terms found on food labels

Identifying keywords to understand what’s in our food Metro ServiceUnderstanding the nutritional value of food products can help people make healthier choices. ■ Metro Service / Contributed When shopping for groceries, some consumers may feel as if they need a degree in nutrition sciences to determine just what it is they’re buying. Food labels can be complex and include various terms that may be unknown to consumers. Understanding these terms can help people make sound decisions regarding the foods they eat. Cage free: Eggs labeled “cage free” means that the hens that laid the eggs were not raised in caged housing systems, which the Humane Society of the United States has

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