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Endorsement Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS FOR MARKING PRODUCTS

WITH THE GIFSA LOGO:

 

FREQUENT FOODS


(Green Plus)

(Low fat Low GI)

OFTEN FOODS


(Green)

(Lower fat Low GI)

Sometimes Foods


(
Orange)

(Lower/Medium Fat Intermediate GI or Medium fat Low GI)

BEST AFTER/WITH
EXERCISE

(Red)

(Lower fat High GI or
Medium Fat High GI)

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FOODGROUP: LEGUMES & TVP

Frequent Foods

(Green+)

Fat: 9g/100g

1.5g/100g/ml (tofu, soy beverages and yoghurt)

3g/100g finished product (TVP)

Saturated Fat 1.5g/100g or 10% of total kJ, including trans fats

(canned legumes, drained)

1g/100ml (soy beverages and yoghurt)

1g/100g (TVP)

Trans fatty acids: <1% of total Energy

Sodium: 120mg/100g (Soy beverages and Tofu)

400mg/100g (canned legumes)

400 mg/100g - finished product (TVP)

Fibre: At least 1g (Soya beverages and Tofu)

At least 2g (canned legumes and TVP)

Fructose: 0g added

Sugar alcohols and non-digestible carbohydrates : 10g/100g, including sugar alcohols and non-digestible carbohydrates (canned legumes, tofu and TVP)

5g/100ml (soy beverages and yoghurt)

Caffeine: no added

GI: 0-40

GL: <15 (canned legumes and TVP)

<10 (Soya beverages and yoghurt)

Often Foods

(Green)

Fat: 9g/100g (canned legumes, drained)

2g/100g/ml (tofu, soy beverages and yoghurt)

3g/100g finished product (TVP)

Saturated Fat 1.5g/100g or 10% of total kJ, including trans fats (canned legumes, drained)

1.2g/100g/ml or 10% of total kJ, including trans fats (tofu, soy beverages and yoghurt)

1g/100g finished product (TVP)

Trans fatty acids: <1% of total Energy

MUFAs: At least 20% of total fat

Cholesterol: <50mg/100g/ml

Sodium: 400mg/100g (canned legumes)

120mg/100g/ml (Soy beverages and Tofu)

400 mg/100g - finished product (TVP)

Protein: At least 5g/100g (canned legumes, drained)

At least 3g/100g/ml (soy beverages and yoghurt)

At least 5g/100g (TVP)

Fibre: At least 1g/100g/ml (Soya beverages and Tofu)

At least 2g (canned legumes and TVP)

Fructose: 0g added

Sugar alcohols and non-digestible carbohydrates : 10g/100g, including sugar alcohols and non-digestible carbohydrates (canned legumes, tofu and TVP)

5g/100ml (soy beverages and yoghurt

Caffeine: no added

GI: 0-55

GL: <15 (canned legumes and TVP)

<12 (Soya beverages and yoghurt)

Sometimes Foods

(Orange)

Fat: 9g/100g (canned legumes, drained)

2g/100g/ml (tofu, soy beverages and yoghurt)

3g/100g finished product (TVP)

Saturated Fat 1.5g/100g or 10% of total kJ, including trans fats (canned legumes, drained)

1.2g/100g/ml or 10% of total kJ, including trans fats (tofu, soy beverages and yoghurt)

1g/100g finished product (TVP)

Trans fatty acids: <1% of total Energy

MUFAs: At least 20% of total fat

Cholesterol: <50mg/100g/ml

Sodium: 120mg/100g (Soy beverages and Tofu)

600mg/100g or less (canned legumes.)

400 mg/100g - TVP

Fibre: At least 0.5g (Soya beverages and Tofu)

At least 1g (canned legumes and TVP)

Fructose: 0g added

Sugar alcohols and non-digestible carbohydrates : 10g/100g, including sugar alcohols and non-digestible carbohydrates (canned legumes, tofu and TVP)

5g/100ml (soy beverages and yoghurt)

Caffeine: 50mg per serving

GI: 56-69

GL: At least 15 (soy beverages and yoghurt)

Best with Exercise

(Red)

Fat: 9g/100g (canned legumes, drained)

2g/100g/ml (tofu, soy beverages and yoghurt)

3g/100g finished product (TVP)

Saturated Fat 1.5g/100g or 10% of total kJ, including trans fats (canned legumes, drained)

1.2g/100g/ml or 10% of total kJ, including trans fats (tofu, soy beverages and yoghurt)

1g/100g finished product (TVP)

Trans fatty acids: <1% of total Energy

MUFAs: At least 20% of total fat

Cholesterol: <50mg/100g/ml

Sodium: For Sport: preferably at least 80mg/100ml/g (Soy beverages and Tofu)

Fibre: At least 0.5g (Soya beverages and Tofu)

At least 1g (canned legumes and TVP)

Fructose: 0g added

Sugar alcohols and non-digestible carbohydrates : 10g/100g, including sugar alcohols and non-digestible carbohydrates (canned legumes, tofu and TVP)

5g/100ml (soy beverages and yoghurt)

Caffeine: 50mg per serving

GI: 70+

GL: At least 20 (soy beverages and yoghurt)

Compiled by Liesbet Delport RD (SA) and Gabi Steenkamp RD (SA)

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