Energy or more specifically food energy is energy which a body derives from the food. The energy from the food is extracted through the process of cellular respiration. Energy is released by both the aerobic and the anaerobic modes of respiration. When mitochondria break the complex food into simpler ones during the process of digestion, energy is released.
Energy is derived from carbohydrates, fats and proteins as well as organic acids, polyols, and ethanol present in the diet. Some diet components that provide little or no food energy, such as water, minerals, vitamins, cholesterol, and fiber, may still be necessary to health and survival for other reasons. Water, minerals, vitamins, and cholesterol are not broken down and so cannot be used for energy.
As per the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging & Labeling) Regulations, 2011, all the packaged food items must contain labels showing the content of nutritional components including energy.
The daily energy requirement by a normal adult is 2300 Kcal in rural areas whereas 2100 kCal in urban areas. Proper labeling would allow people to take the packaged food items in compliance with the daily energy requirements.
As per FSS (Packaging & Labelling) Regulations, 2011, a food product should be properly labeled with the nutritional information such as Energy, Minerals, Proteins, Vitamins etc, if it claims to contain nutritional contents, especially in case of Health Supplements and Energy Drinks.
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