Nutrition fact sheets, nutrition handouts and other nutrition information
Fats, Oils and Sweeteners
Balancing Calories and Optimizing Fats
Fats and oils are essential to a nutritious diet. They play an important role in the foods we eat—from
enhancing flavor, texture, moistness, and overall meal satisfaction, to providing healthful heart benefits.
Fats and oils are also a key part of the diet and a cornerstone of proper growth and development.
Canola Oil: Good for Every Body!
Did you know that canola oil contains the least amount of saturated fat of any common edible oil? With
just 7% saturated fat, canola oil is 93% healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. The
polyunsaturated fats in canola oil include the essential fatty acids alpha linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty
acid, and linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid. These fats are needed because the body cannot make
them. Canola oil is also a good source of vitamins E and K and plant sterols, which may help keep the
Dietary Fats: Clarifying an Age-Old Issue
Which is healthier—butter, margarine or vegetable oil? What is trans fat and why is it bad for me? Is it
better for my heart to replace butter with margarine? Should I try to cut out fats?
Diglyceride-Rich Cooking / Salad Oil: To Help Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
You may already know that certain oils like olive oil and canola oil are part of a healthy diet. These oils,
as well as soybean, corn and peanut oils, all provide healthful polyunsaturated and monounsaturated
fats. For consumers who are working toward maintaining a healthy lifestyle, diglyceride-rich cooking and
salad oil is an option that can offer unique health benefits.
Facts About Sucralose
What is Sucralose? Sucralose is a non-caloric sweetener made from sugar. It’s 600 times sweeter than
sugar and has a clean, sweet taste without an aftertaste. Sucralose can be used in place of sugar in
many foods and beverages. And, it works well in most home cooking and baking recipes.
Facts About Fructose
Fructose occurs naturally in fruits, vegetables and their juices, as well as honey. It gives these foods their
sweet taste. Fructose in crystalline form has been widely used for the past 20 years as a nutritive
sweetener in foods and beverages.
Keeping Trans Fat in Focus
There are so many messages about fats these days—good fats, bad fats, trans fats. Lately, you’ve
probably been hearing more about trans fat. Before making any decisions about changing your diet, you
need the facts about the role of fats in a healthy eating plan.
Straight Answers About Aspartame
Aspartame is a low-calorie sweetening ingredient that provides the sweet taste of sugar without the
calories. Aspartame has been used in numerous foods and beverages for 25 years and is enjoyed by
millions of Americans every day.