Why don't nutrition labels have reflect what's on the websites and peoples references like nutritiondata.self?
For example the almonds I eat don't list anything about Vitamin E or Magnesium in them?
1 cup of almonds has 255 mg of magnesium (64% DV) and 24.9 mg of vitamin E (125% DV) and many other vitamins and minerals, but my almonds with just added sea salt just list Calcium (15% DV) and Iron (15%).
The same goes with steaks which a NY has 13 mg (65% DV) of Niacin and 55 mcg (79% DV) of selenium along with many other vitamins and minerals, none of which are on the nutrition facts.
asked bytexas210 (687)
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on January 01, 2013
at 12:07 AM
In the states:
Generally, FDA only requires that the label declare the vitamins A and C, and the minerals calcium and iron. The other enrichment vitamins and minerals must be declared when they are added directly to the packaged food (e.g., enriched bread), but not when the enriched product is added as an ingredient to another food. NOTE: It is necessary to declare the other vitamins and minerals in the ingredient list. However, if unenriched flour is used, and the enrichment nutrients are added separately, those nutrients (i.e., thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and folic acid) would have to be declared on the Nutrition Facts label. 21 CFR 101.9(c)(8)(ii)(A)-(B) and 21 CFR 101.9(c)(8)(iv)