Understanding Our Nutrition Information

We want our product listings to give you all the information you need to make your life easier.

The guys over at Trading Standards make the rules and we work closely with them to make sure everything is listed in a way that is realistic and easy to follow.

So, here are the basics of what we show and why…

Each of our products contains a wide range of nutrients, but we only show the ones which are considered ‘high in’ or ‘a source of’ that nutrient.

The Reference Intake (RI) refers to the recommended daily amount of a specific nutrient.

  • To be high in a nutrient, the food must contain 30% of the RI per 100g for that nutrient.
  • To be a source of a nutrient, the food must contain 15% of the RI per 100g for that nutrient.

We make sure we show the % RI per serving as it is unlikely you would be having 100g of cumin seed or 100g of flaxseed in one sitting.  Showing the serving amount of a nutrient in grams and the % RI per serving is a useful measure for you to understand what your body needs each day.

For example, here is the information for our macadamia nuts:

Organic Macadamia Nuts are high in Thiamin (B1), Manganese and a source of Copper (per 30g serving)

Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 3006kj/718kcal 901kj/215kcal 10.75%
Fat 75.8g 22.76g 32.5%
of which saturates 12.1g 3.63g 18.15%
Carbohydrate 14.2g 4.26g 1.63%
of which sugars 4.6g 1.38g 1.53%
Fibre 8.6g 2.58g
Protein 16g 4.80g 9.6%
Salt Trace
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Thiamin (B1) 1.19mg 0.36mg 32.72%
Manganese 4.10mg 1.23mg 61.5%
Copper 0.75mg 0.22mg 22%

When you take a look at this table you can see what nutrients the product contains per 100g and then how much one recommended serving will provide your body with.  Then, you can check what percentage of your daily intake is met with that serving.

*On some products that have smaller servings we show the RI for 100g as well so you can get a clear picture of which nutrients that food contains.

If you have any questions about our nutrition information or a product’s nutritional status, please do not hesitate to contact us: info@forestwholefoods.com