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EU legislation states that for a food label or advertising to bear a claim that it is high in a nutrient it must contain 50% more of the claimed nutrient than a similar product for which no claim is made. Claims may also be made for foods containing more than 12 g of protein, 6 g of dietary fibre (see fibre, dietary), or more than 30% of the labelling Reference Amount of a vitamin or mineral/100 g. US legislation permits a claim of ‘high in’ for foods containing more than 20% of the Daily Value for a particular nutrient in a serving. See also higher in.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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