What is the Nutri-Score?
The Nutri-Score is a label that indicates which products within a certain food group are healthy and less healthy, based on a letter and colour code.
When calculating the score, on the one hand the less healthy characteristics of a food product are taken into account, such as energy, sugar, saturated fats and salt. On the other hand, the positive characteristics, such as the content of dietary fibres and proteins and the percentage of vegetables, fruit and nuts, of the food are also taken into account. These 2 categories are calculated into a score, which is linked to a letter (A to E) with a corresponding colour.
How should you read this score as a consumet?
First of all, you should know that the Nutri-Score applies to a certain category of foods. For example, if you have a cookie with Nutri-Score C, you cannot compare it with breakfast cereals with a score of A. After all, then you are 'comparing apples to oranges'. The Nutri-Score must therefore always be viewed within the same food category (e.g. comparing breakfast cereals with each other). This is the only way to succeed in learning a healthy diet using the Nutri-Score.
So let’s get to work with the different zones! The Nutri-Score consists of 3 zones with 5 letters, namely a green zone (with A and B), a yellow zone (C) and a red zone (D and E).
The products in the green zone, with scores A and B, have the best nutritional value and are preferred. So try to choose as many products from this zone as possible. For example, you can improve your diet by choosing another cereal with score A or B instead of your usual cereal with score C.
The products in the yellow zone, with a score C, are the middle way. These products still have some positive characteristics, but they also contain a lot of negative factors such as energy, saturated fat, sugar and/or salt. These products still belong in a healthy diet, but shouldn’t form the basis. Is your breakfast mainly composed of products with score A and B? Then that honey or peanut butter with score C on your sandwich is no problem at all.
Finally, there are the red zones, with scores D and E. In these products, the negative nutrients predominate over the few positive nutrients they provide. Should you therefore immediately ban these products from your diet? No, certainly not. You can also enjoy these products every once in a while. However, don't try to choose them too often and always aim for healthier versions of the product.
And last but not least, what about fruit and vegetables?
You will notice that you often won’t find a Nutri-Score on (fresh) vegetables and fruit. This doesn’t mean that these products aren’t necessary in a healthy diet. On the contrary, they’re the basis of a healthy diet and provide numerous healthy nutrients such as fibre, vitamins and minerals. So don't forget your daily portion of fruit and vegetables in your Nutri-adventure.
At Damhert, we strive to offer healthy, tasty and high-quality products with positive nutritional values. That is why we have studied the Nutri-Score and made a calculation for all our products.
Here we see that the Fibre Fit range and the Biofood range score very well, with many A and B products, but our Tagatesse products are also doing very well. On the other hand, the Nutri-Score also gives us the opportunity to further improve our products. We will certainly seize this opportunity at Damhert and we will do our utmost to improve our products even further based on the scores.
We hope we've helped you on your way to a healthier diet. Are there unclarities or do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or www.damhert.be/en/contact