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Does low fat mean the same thing as reduced fat?

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Question: Does low fat mean the same thing as reduced fat?
Answer: No. Food labels can be confusing but the claims have specific meanings. Low fat means a product contains 3g of fat or less per serving, and 30% or less of total calories.

Reduced fat, on the other hand, refers to a product's claim to contain at least 25% less fat than the original version. This does not mean that the reduced fat version is low fat. Take a package of reduced fat muffins, for example. If the original fat content per muffin was 20g, and the fat has been reduced to 15g, it is still five times higher than the 3g per serving that officially qualifies as low fat.

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