The Nutrition Information Panel on a label is often divided into columns. One column shows the nutritional value per 100 g of food and the other column, the values per suggested serving size, indicated for that specific product. In an additional column, the nutritional elements are listed and should indicate the energy, protein, fat, carbohydrates, sugar and sodium (salt) in food. General guidelines for the ideal amount of each nutrient have been suggested below.
The serving sizes differ between products, so the best way to compare foods is to look at the ‘per 100 g’ column.
Remember that sugar, fat and salt can be listed under different names on a label: