Sample Nutrition Facts label

Sample Nutrition Facts label
  1. Serving size: The size of a single serving is listed in standard measurements, such as cups or pieces. The label also lists the total number of servings in a container. (Be sure to check the serving size against how much you actually eat.)
  2. Calories: The calories listed show the amount of calories in one serving of this food. You can use this information to compare similar products and choose the one that is lower in calories.
  3. Nutrients and daily values: The label lists the amount of fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate, fiber, sugar, protein, vitamin D, calcium, iron and potassium in one serving. The daily value tells you how close you are to meeting the requirements for each based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet.
  4. Nutrients to increase: The typical American diet is low in fiber, vitamin D, calcium, iron and potassium. They're listed on the label to encourage Americans to include more of these important nutrients in their diet.

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2019