What is the Nutri-Score?

The Nutri-Score is a nutrition label that converts the nutritional value of products into a simple code consisting of 5 letters, each with its own colour. Each product is awarded a score based on a scientific algorithm. This formula takes into account the nutrients to avoid (energy value and the amount of sugars, saturated fats and salt) and the positive ones (the amount of fibre, protein, fruit, vegetables and nuts). You can therefore see at a glance which products are recommended and which should be avoided.

This is how the Nutri-Score is calculated

The algorithm gives points for each element in the nutrition table (per 100 g or ml) - that means bad nutrients (energy, sugars, saturated fatty acids, salt) as well as good nutrients (proteins, fibre, percentage of fruit, vegetables & nuts). We then subtract the positive points from the negative ones and convert the result to the Nutri-Score table.