Nuts, dried fruit, fibre, antioxidants and EU nutrition and health claims regulations

4 JUNE 2021

There are two important nutritional attributes common to nuts and dried fruit that have a great deal in common when it comes to the EU nutrition and health claims regulations (NHCRi ). Surprising as it may seem, they are non-other than fibre and antioxidants! Both are limited by what we can say about them, despite being significant aspects of nutritional health and wellbeing. The reason for this limitation is that neither word carries an authorised health claim under EU NHCR legislation. So, let’s talk about each in turn to understand the issues better: fibre antioxidant article 280521