Examples Of Reading Food Labels

Ingredients on the labels are listed in descending order by weight. The first ingredient on the list was used the most and the last one was used the least.

Product Name


Organic Maple Syrup

100% raw, unprocessed, unfiltered maple syrup

Aunt Jemima Original Syrup

Corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, water, cellulose gum, caramel color, salt, sodium benzoate, ascorbic acid, artificial flavors, natural flavors, sodium pecsameta-phosphate

OrganicVille Organic Ketchup

Organic tomato puree, organic agave nectar,   organic white vinegar, salt, organic onion powder and organic spices

Heinz Ketchup  

Tomato concentrate made from red ripe tomatoes, distilled vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, salt, spice, onion powder and natural flavors

Manna Organic Bread (millet rice) 

Sprouted organic wheat kernels, filtered water, organic millet, organic brown rice

Pepperidge Farm White Sandwich Bread

Unbromated Enriched Wheat Flour (flour, malted barley, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water, high fructose corn syrup, yeast, soybean oil, salt, monoglyceride, nonfat milk, wheat gluten, sugar, calcium carbonate, calcium propionate (to retard spoilage), butter, honey and enzymes

Edward & Sons Organic Bread Crumbs

Organic wheat flour, yeast, salt, organic expeller-pressed palm oil

Progresso Italian Bread Crumbs

Enriched flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamin mononitrate, folic acid), high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (soybean and/or cottonseed and/or corn and/or canola), water, salt, 2% or less: yeast, honey, molasses, sugar, wheat gluten, whey, soy flour, whole wheat flour, rye flour, corn flour, oat bran, corn meal, rice flour, potato flour, butter, dough conditioners (mono and diglycerides, sodium and/or calcium stearoyl lactylate, soy lecithin, calcium carbonate), yeast nutrients (ammonium sulfate, calcium sulfate, monocalcium phosphate), vinegar, nonfat milk, buttermilk, lactic acid, calcium propinate and potassium sorbate (preservatives), sesame seeds, oat flour, salt dried parsley, spices, onion powder, natural flavor, egg, sunflower seeds

Nature's Path Apple Pie Crunch Cereal Bar

Organic rolled oats, organic cane juice, organic sunflower oil, organic pecans, organic cane syrup, organic chia seeds, organic apple powder, organic mollasses, organic oat syrup solids, organic sea salt, organic cinnamon

Kellogg's Nutri-grain Mixed Berry Cereal Bar

Filling (High fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, glycerin, sugar, apple puree concentrate, strawberry puree concentrate, water, blueberry puree concentrate, natural and artificial flavor, sodium alginate, raspberry puree concentrate, modified corn starch, citric acid, malic acid, methylcellulose, decalcium phosphate, red #40, blue #1), whole grain rolled oats, enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid, whole wheat flour, sunflower and/or soybean oil with TVHQ for freshness, high fructose corn syrup, honey, dextrose, calcium carbonate, soluble corn fiber, nonfat dry milk, wheat bran, salt, cellulose, potassium bicarbonate, natural and artificial flavor, mono- and diglycerides, propylene glycol esters of fatty acids, soy lecithin, wheat gluten, niacinamide, sodium stearoyl lactylate, vitamin A palmitate, carrageenan, zinc oxide, reduced iron, guar gum, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamin hydrochloride, riboflavin, folic acid.


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