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0 grams of trans fat doesn’t mean 0 grams of trans fat

0 grams of trans fat doesn’t mean 0 grams of trans fat

0 grams of trans fat can actually mean 6.4 grams of trans fat!

A company can claim ‘0 grams of trans fat’ on a food label if the product has less than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving.

This may not seem like a lot but it can add up….
A box of crackers labeled ‘0 grams of trans fat’ can actually have 6.4 grams of trans fat!

Here’s the math:

1 serving (4 crackers) = 0.4 grams of trans fat (labeled as 0 grams of trans fat).

There are 16 servings in the box.
16 servings x 0.4 grams of trans fat per serving = 6.4 unexpected grams of trans fat.

If I eat this box of crackers, I’ve already consumed more than 3 times the recommended limit of trans fat per day.




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