How to Create a Nutrition Facts Label for a Single Ingredient

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How to Create a Nutrition Facts Label for a Single Ingredient

There are a few cases when you might want to create a Nutrition Facts label for a single ingredient:

  • Your packaged product is a single-ingredient food — raw almonds, for example
  • To compare label data for database foods vs. lab analysis
  • You want to use the label in an education setting

In Genesis R&D Foods, the Ingredient records are where you enter nutrition data, and the Recipe records are attached to labeling and compliance tools. The Recipes use the Ingredient data to generate Nutrition Facts, calculate content claims, populate reports, etc. Therefore, Nutrition Facts labels are always generated from Recipes.

So, in order to create a Nutrition Facts label for your single-ingredient product, you should think of your product as a Recipe with only one ingredient. Then the label generation works the same as with any other Recipe: Create the Recipe —> add the Ingredient —> view and Edit the Label.

Create a Recipe

After creating your Ingredient and populating the nutrient information, bring that Ingredient into a new Recipe. For the Serving Size, select “A recipe makes ___ Servings,” and enter 1.

Add the Ingredient

Search for and add the Ingredient to the Recipe. Use the Ingredient RACC (Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed) as the quantity. (For example, the RACC for Almonds is 30 grams.)

View and Edit Your Nutrition Facts Label

From here you can view and edit the Nutrition Facts Label. At a minimum, you’ll want to add a household measure for the serving size and number of servings per container.

Make Any Additional Label Modifications

If necessary, you can make several label modifications — adding Voluntary Nutrients or changing the label format, for example.

Often, when you create a label for a single-ingredient product, the product contains a limited number of label nutrients. As such, you can use the simplified format if eight or more of the following nutrients are present in insignificant amounts: Calories, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrate, dietary fiber, total sugars, added sugars, protein, vitamin D, calcium, iron, and potassium.