Everything about GDA
GDA (Guideline Daily Amounts = recommended daily amount) is at first sight clear information on energy content. It is expressed in percentage of the recommended daily amount of energy, sugars, fat, saturates and sodium contained in a specific quantity of the product. GDA is a unified standard marking products used by food manufacturers voluntarily. More than 80% of consumers in selected countries, were able to choose a suitable diet thanks to GDA labeling. The aim of GDA is to offer the consumer a comprehensible nutritional information that will be in the same format used by all manufacturers on the domestic market and abroad.
GDA is a quick navigation in the world of nutrients and calories. GDA labels give an instant overview - expressed as percent share of the recommended daily amount of energy, sugars, fat, saturates and sodium, which is present in the specified quantity of the food. Many manufacturers, such as Coca-Cola began voluntarily indicate it on the labels of their products.
From the table above, we see that every 24 hours, we should take 2000 kcal energy, 90 g sugar, 70 g fat, 20 g saturates, and 2.4 g sodium. The stated values correspond to a healthy women with an average body weight, moderate physical activity and good health.
The second table shows the amount of GDA in 100 grams of dish Cabbage goulash with soy meat, which you can find on our site. At first glance we see, that the number of specified values is relatively balanced.
The third table shows the amount of GDA in 100 grams of dish Pork roasts, which also can be found on our website. Here at first glance the chart highlights that the dish is not balanced at all. Sugars are entirely absent, but it contains a large amount of saturates and fats. In a single view, you know that the dish Pork roasts is by its name very tasty, but you should not exceed the size of servings, and because of zero sugar content you should include, for example, an apple for a dessert.
After a little bit of practice, GDA labelling will be an accurate and quick overview of how the dish is balanced.
Note: Since the dish Pork roasts serves usually dumplings as a side dish that contain sugar, please take this as an illustrative example.