Understanding Fibre Nutrition Claims
Nutritional claims describe the relative amount of fibre in a food. An example of a nutrient claim would be: “a good source of fibre” or “high in fibre” which can be confusing. Here’s the low down on fibre claims:
Nutritional Claim and Fibre Content
Very High Source of Fibre: Minimum of 6 grams
High Source of Fibre: Minimum of 4 grams
Good Source of Fibre: Minimum of 2 grams
“Nutrition Facts” are the tables found on packaged food. They can help you make quick, informed food choices. When you look at the fibre content, look at the serving size and the number of servings. Be sure to count only the amount of fibre for the serving size you are ingesting. Use these tips to ensure you’re getting your recommended daily fibre intake.