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How do you understand the nutrition label on the back of a bag of lollies and is there...

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user7158326 | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted May 5, 2013 at 1:35 AM via web

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How do you understand the nutrition label on the back of a bag of lollies and is there a website you know of that has labels for common lollies?

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ncchemist | eNotes Employee

Posted May 6, 2013 at 2:01 AM (Answer #1)

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All food labels in the US are standardized for easy reading and understanding.  The serving size and calories per serving are listed at the top.  I would think for lollipops that a serving size would be one whole pop.  Then the different nutrition types are listed and the number of grams per serving of each of these groups.  Also listed are the percentages of each group based a standard 2,000 calorie daily diet.  The nutrition types I am talking about are fats, carbohydrates, cholesterol, protein, and sodium.  Finally, any vitamins and minerals contained are listed and the amounts of each (probably nothing here for lollipops).  The ingredients list is usually found under the food label.  This will show exactly what is contained in the food (sugar or high fructose corn syrup is the first ingredient for any type of candy).  I cannot find a website for common lollipop food labels.

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