NIST’s measurements are accurate to within 2% to 5% for nutrient elements (such as sodium, calcium and potassium), macronutrients (fats, proteins and carbohydrates), amino acids and fatty acids. As you may have noticed, most of your favorite food items have recently updated their nutrition facts labels.
Watch a short video about changes with the new label. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and beverages with a fresh design that will make it easier for you to make informed food choices that contribute to lifelong healthy eating habits. What’s in a Name?
Reading nutrition labels can help you determine how much of these key nutrients you are getting from your food. How is the fat content of food measured? To measure the fat content in a food, the food is ground up and then mixed with a chemical that dissolves only the fat.