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Ken Shiu Worksheet 1-1: Label Analysis

Instructions: Use the label for frozen palak paneer to answer the questions that follow. Then choose another food package label that you have at home to review and answer these same questions in regards to your product. Submit these answers as well as a photo of the nutrition facts panel and ingredient list of your product to Blackboard by 4:30 pm on JAN 15th .
DIRECTIONS: (Do not thaw) Microw ave Oven: 1. Remo ve tray from carton and puncture film 3-4 times. 2. Heat o n high setting for 3 minu tes. 3. Remo ve film comple tely. 4. Gently stir contents, turn dish and heat for additional 2 mi nutes. 5. Gently stir before serving Conventional Oven: See side panel. INGREDIENTS : Spinach, Pa neer (Milk, Pa rt Skim Milk, Vinegar, Salt), To matoes (Toma toes, Toma to Juice, Salt, Calci um Ch loride, Citric Acid) , Cream, Onions, Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Pas te, Citric Acid), Milk, Canola Oil (Expeller Pressed), Wate r, Spices, Sea Salt , Garlic, Green Pepp ers, Turmeric, Bay Leaves, Citric Acid. Allergens: M ilk Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts,soy, milk and wheat.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 5 oz. (142g) Servings Per Container 2
Amount Per Serving

Calorie s 170

Calories from Fat 130


% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14g Saturated Fat 6g Trans Fat 0g Chole s terol 35mg Sodium 600mg Total Carbohydra te 6g Dietary Fiber 2g Sugars 1g Prote in6g Vitamin A 35% Calcium 8%

22% 31% 12% 25% 2% 9%

Vitamin C 30% Iron 10%

Cheery Chef Foods, Inc.


Belmont, CA 94002

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calor ie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

1. Who is the manufacturer of your product? Cheery Chef Foods, Inc. 2. a. What is the serving size of your product? 5 oz. (142 grams) b. Does this seem reasonable to you? No, not really. For a dish meant to be an accompaniment to rice/naan, it seems as if its a small portion.

3. How many servings are in each container of your product? There are 2 servings in this package, so its a 10 oz. package. 4. a. How many grams of fat are in your product? 14 grams. b. How many calories does this represent? One gram of fat has 9 cal, so 14 grams of fat represents 126 calories. 5. What total calorie per day diet is the label information based on? 2000 calories per day. 6. How can this product be prepared? In order to prepare the food, the preparer must remove the tray from the carton and 3-4 holes must be created in the film covering the carton and then heated on high in the microwave for 3 minutes after which the film is removed. The package must be stirred afterwards, with the dish turned around and further heated for 2 minutes. 7. a. Which ingredient is present in the highest amount? Spinach b. Why might this information be important to know? If a company is advertising their product as all natural yet the first ingredient is something artificial, it doesnt bode well for the naturalness of the product. 8. a. What ingredient is present in the least amount? Citric Acid. b. What is this ingredient? Citric acid is a preservative used in food storage.

Product: Honey Nut Cheerios

1. Who is the manufacturer of your product? General Mills Cereals, LLC. 2. a. What is the serving size of your product? Cup (28 grams)

b. Does this seem reasonable to you? The serving size does seem reasonable as its a reasonable portion of Honey Nut Cheerios accompanied by milk. 3. How many servings are in each container of your product? There are about 17 servings per containers and the entire box is around 481 grams. 4. a. How many grams of fat are in your product? 1.5 grams. b. How many calories does this represent? One gram of fat has 9 cal, so 1.5 grams of fat represents 13.5 calories. 5. What total calorie per day diet is the label information based on? 2000 calories per day. 6. How can this product be prepared? The product should be prepared and eaten mainly with milk. of a cup of cereal are put in a bowl with milk and eaten with a spoon. 7. a. Which ingredient is present in the highest amount? Whole Grain Oats b. Why might this information be important to know? If a company is advertising their product as all natural yet the first ingredient is something artificial, it doesnt bode well for the naturalness of the product. 8. a. What ingredient is present in the least amount? Vitamin E b. What is this ingredient? It is a vitamin that the manufacturer states is used to preserve freshness.