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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: VEGETABLES

(fresh, frozen, dried and canned vegetables, vegetable juice, pickled veg and tomato-based pasta sauces)

 

Frequent Foods

(Green+)

Fat: No added fat (fresh, frozen and vegetable juice)

1g/100ml (vegetable juice)

2g/100g (canned, ready to eat vegetable salads and pickled)

Saturated Fat: 0.5g/100ml (vegetable juice)

1g (canned, ready to eat vegetable salads and pickled vegetables)

Trans fats: 0.1g/100g/ml

Mono-unsaturated fats: At least 10% of total fat (vegetable juice, canned, ready to eat vegetable salads and pickled vegetables)

Cholesterol: 0mg (vegetable juice, canned, ready to eat vegetable salads and pickled vegetables)

Sodium: no added sodium (frozen and dried), 120mg/100g (Vegetable juice), 200mg/100g (canned vegetables in sauce and ready to eat vegetable salads), 1000 mg/100g (pickled vegetables)

Fibre: Inherent

Protein: N/A

Fructose: 0g added

Sugar alcohols and non-digestible carbohydrates: 0g (fresh, frozen and dried)

10g in total/100g (vegetable juice, canned vegetables in sauce and tomato based pasta sauces, as well as pickled vegetables)

Caffeine: 0mg

GI: 0-40

GL per serving: 5

Often Foods

(Green)

Fat: No added fat (fresh and frozen)

1g/100ml (vegetable juice)

2g/100g (canned, ready to eat vegetable salads and pickled)

Saturated Fat: 0.5g/100ml (vegetable juice), 1g (canned, ready to eat vegetable salads and pickled vegetables)

Trans fats: 0.1g/100g/ml

Mono-unsaturated fats: At least 10% of total fat (vegetable juice, canned, ready to eat vegetable salads and pickled vegetables)

Cholesterol: 0mg (vegetable juice, canned, ready to eat vegetable salads and pickled vegetables)

Sodium: no added sodium (frozen and dried), 120mg/100g (Vegetable juice)

400mg/100g (canned vegetables in sauce and ready to eat vegetable salads)

1000 mg/100g (pickled vegetables)

Fibre: Inherent

Protein: N/A

Fructose: 0g added

Sugar alcohols and non-digestible carbohydrates: 0g (fresh, frozen and dried)

10g in total/100g (vegetable juice, canned vegetables in sauce and tomato based pasta sauces, as well as pickled vegetables)

Caffeine: 0mg

GI: 0 - 55

GL per serving: 5

Sometimes foods

(Orange)

Fat: No added fat (fresh and frozen)

1g/100ml (vegetable juice)

2g/100g (canned, ready to eat vegetable salads and pickled)

Saturated Fat: 0.5g/100ml (vegetable juice), 1g (canned, ready to eat vegetable salads and pickled vegetables)

Trans fats: 0.1g/100g/ml

Mono-unsaturated fats: At least 10% of total fat (vegetable juice, canned, ready to eat vegetable salads and pickled vegetables)

Cholesterol: 0mg (vegetable juice, canned, ready to eat vegetable salads and pickled vegetables)

Sodium: no added sodium (frozen and dried), 120mg/100g (Vegetable juice)

500mg/100g (canned vegetables in sauce and ready to eat vegetable salads), 1000 mg/100g (pickled vegetables)

Fibre: Inherent

Protein: N/A

Fructose: 0g added

Sugar alcohols and non-digestible carbohydrates: 0g (fresh, frozen and dried)

10g in total/100g (vegetable juice, canned vegetables in sauce and tomato based pasta sauces, as well as pickled vegetables)

Caffeine: 0mg

GI: 56-69

GL per serving: 5

Best with Exercise

(Red)

Fat: No added fat (fresh and frozen)

1g/100ml (vegetable juice)

2g/100g (canned, ready to eat vegetable salads and pickled)

Saturated Fat: 0.5g/100ml (vegetable juice)

1g (canned, ready to eat vegetable salads and pickled vegetables)

Trans fats: 0.1g/100g/ml

Mono-unsaturated fats: At least 10% of total fat (vegetable juice, canned, ready to eat vegetable salads and pickled vegetables)

Cholesterol: 0mg (vegetable juice, canned, ready to eat vegetable salads and pickled vegetables)

Sodium: N/A

Fibre: Inherent

Protein: N/A

Fructose: 0g added

Sugar alcohols and non-digestible carbohydrates: 0g (fresh, frozen and dried)

10g in total/100g (vegetable juice, canned vegetables in sauce and tomato based pasta sauces, as well as pickled vegetables)

Caffeine: 0mg

GI: 70+

GL per serving: 5

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

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4. Brynes AE, Edwards CM, Ghatei MA, Dornhorst A, Morgan LM, Bloom SR, et al. A randomised four-intervention crossover study investigating the effect of carbohydrates on daytime profiles of insulin, glucose, non-esterified fatty acids and triacylglycerols in middle-aged men. Br J Nutr 2003; 89: 207–218.

 

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6. Liu S, Willett WC, Stampfer MJ, Hu FB, Franz M, Sampson L, et al. A prospective study of dietary glycemic load, carbohydrate intake and risk of coronary heart diease in US women. Am J Clin Nutr 2000; 71(6): 1455-1461.

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