Guide to Your Japanese Food Label Vocabulary
Here are 2 infographics that teach you the meaning of the Japanese food label! If you are a health-conscious person, you should definitely learn this!
Shopping at the grocery store in Japan can be daunting if you don’t know what is in your food – the below charts will help to decipher the meanings you will find for nutritional labeling on Japanese products.
- エネルギー (enerugi-) Energy
- たんぱく質 (tanpakushitsu) Protein
- 脂質 (shishitsu) Fat
- 炭水化物 (tansuikabutsu) Carbohydrate
- 糖質 (toushitsu) Sugar
- 食物繊維 (shokubutsuseni) Fiber
- 食塩 (shokuen) Sodium
- 低カロリー (teikarori-) Low Calorie
- 高たんぱく質 (koutanpakushitsu) High Protein
- 無糖 (mutou) No Sugar
- 低脂肪 (teishibou) Low Fat
- 香料 (kouryou) Artificial Flavor/ Smell
- 調味料 (choumiryou) Flavor/ Taste
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