How to read a Chinese Nutrition Label

How to read a Chinese Nutrition Label

hey guys today I'm going to show you something very important that I wish I would have known sooner rather than later while being here in China today I'm going to show you how to read a Chinese nutrition label in English other than the fact that you have to translate words you also have to figure out your own serving size I know in America for instance even the dumbest people can figure it out because the company's layout the serving size right there for you which could also contribute to mindlessly overeating if you don't pay attention however in China it's a little bit different which involves some simple math and conversions to figure out exactly how much you are eating in any given City all right so we have our test subject a jar of peanut butter and if you look down here you see the 510 that's 510 grams that's in this whole jar of peanut butter and remember that because that is how we are going to calculate our serving size the serving size right here is 100 grams so for the calories protein that's all for this 100 gram serving size so our container is 510 grams so if you roughly divide it into 1/5 you'll get your serving size so it's 5 servings in this whole container so say if you wanted to lower that serving size to say 50 grams divide this into 1/10 right it is nice though because you are essentially forced to create your own serving size rather than mindlessly consuming the recommended serving size that the company may give you okay so now onto the actual label itself so as you can see this is pretty self-explanatory your daily intake and percentages and this is for the actual serving size as well all right so now to the actual contents of the nutrition label so as you can see right here we have what it is called our energy ok and our energy is measured in kilo joules for this container at least I have seen some other conversions like calories straight up on other containers but for this one it is roughly to get calories from kilojoules it is roughly again I'm going to say one-fifth but not exactly it is probably better for you to maybe get a version calculator on your phone because I did the measurements and this is 610 calories per 100 grams but luckily for us the others are still measured in grams so we have right here protein at 26.8 per 100 gram this would be total fat forty six point nine per one right here would be trans fat this one right here would be carbohydrates this one right here is your fiber so 2.9 per 100 and last but not least we have sodium which is measured in milligrams okay sometimes they do have sugars on here sometimes they don't so they might just measure that with the carbohydrates so that just about sums it up for that I will include a screen shot that has the translations and it'll be much easier so you can screenshot it onto your phone to take it to the store and whatnot and get used to it as well alright so thank you for watching if you found this video helpful in any way please like share comment and subscribe because I do film my daily life here in China and I like to keep my videos as ADHD proof as possible I'm not talking about dumb jump cuts I'm talking about quality filming and just making it so you don't get bored while watching it alright so thanks again and I will see you later bye bye


  1. I really like how they always have them broken down into 100g portions. So much easier to compare between different product. Letting the manufacturer decide on the serving size leads to deceptive practices.

  2. Thankfully I watched till the end . i thought i just ate a 1200 calorie bag of chips .. kJ were tripping me up.

  3. Well done, but "Now to the ingredients" is not to the ingredients, it's itemizing the nutrion label. The ingredients list is still a mystery…

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