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How much do you really know about the foods you eat? Do you know what your food labels mean?

When you hear the term “organic” the words “natural”, “green” or “high quality” might come to mind but did you know that products containing the organic logo may not actually be 100% organic? In fact, organic products, ones containing the logo, must have organic content that is greater than or equal to 95%. For some people this may be no issue at all, but it may be a big deal for people with specific health concerns or values. Another interesting fact is that while “free range” chickens have access to the outdoors, there are no specific requirements regarding the length of time they spend outdoors or the type of environment they have access to. When in doubt, you should always contact the company for specific details about how the foods or animals they care for are treated and handled.

Did you know that when a food label says “fat-free,” that doesn’t mean that there is in fact zero fat? The criteria requires “fat free” foods to contain an amount so small that it would be deemed nutritionally insignificant.

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