We’ve already touched on the fact that food labels may seem confusing to some, but recent information has made things a little clearer as far as certain words used on food labels. Common words such as “free,” “light” and “high” have much more precise meanings on food labels than they do in everyday conversation. Scroll through the slideshow to learn the true definitions behind nutrition label jargon.

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Imitation

You might think that imitation refers to a food that looks like one thing but is actually another. But an “imitation” label only means that the food contains a lower amount of protein or some other essential nutrient than the food it imitates.

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