Nutrition Label Savvy

August 2005
Convenience Store News;8/29/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 11, p10
Trade Publication
The article reports the results of a recent ACNielsen online nutrition survey, which polled consumers in 38 markets. It was found that Americans don't often check all the ingredients of the food they buy. Fat content is the item regularly checked by U.S. respondents, followed by calories and sugar. Of the least regularly checked items among U.S. consumers, half or more said they "never" check for the inclusion of food coloring, gluten levels or the glycemic index. The glycemic index is set to become the next big thing in the food industry because it takes carbohydrates to the next level, from the amount of carbohydrates a product contains to the impact that the carbohydrate level will have on a person's weight and energy.


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