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Table 1 Distribution of the Nutri-Score within the different food groups

From: Ability of the Nutri-Score front-of-pack nutrition label to discriminate the nutritional quality of foods in the German food market and consistency with nutritional recommendations

   A B C D E Total
Fruits and vegetable* 323(61.4%) 97(18.4%) 95(18.0%) 10(1.9%) 2(0.4%) 527
Vegetables*** 189(64.5%) 75(25.6%) 23(7.8%) 5(1.7%) 1(0.3%) 293
Dried fruits 4(5.6%) 15(20.8%) 50(69.4%) 2(2.8%) 1(1.4%) 72
Fruits** 130(80.2%) 7(4.3%) 22(13.6%) 3(1.9%) 0(0%) 162
Cereals and potatoes 689(49.4%) 278(19.9%) 264(18.9%) 146(10.5%) 19(1.4%) 1396
Bread 103(30.9%) 76(22.8%) 100(30.0%) 49(14.7%) 5(1.5%) 333
Cereals 377(61.9%) 132(21.7%) 75(12.3%) 23(3.8%) 2(0.3%) 609
Legumes 109(60.2%) 26(14.4%) 10(5.5%) 24(13.3%) 12(6.6%) 181
Potatoes 10(43.5%) 10(43.5%) 3(13.0%) 0(0%) 0(0%) 23
Breakfast cereals 90(36.0%) 34(13.6%) 76(30.4%) 50(20.0%) 0(0%) 250
Fish Meat Eggs 53(7.7%) 97(14.1%) 92(13.4%) 259(37.6%) 187(27.2%) 688
Fish and seafood 34(15.5%) 41(18.6%) 51(23.2%) 94(42.7%) 0(0%) 220
Meat 17(13.6%) 19(15.2%) 28(22.4%) 36(28.8%) 25(20%) 125
Processed meat 0(0%) 1(0.3%) 12(3.9%) 129(42.4%) 162(53.3%) 304
Eggs 2(5.3%) 36(94.7%) 0(0%) 0(0%) 0(0%) 38
Offals 0(0%) 0(0%) 1(100%) 0(0%) 0(0%) 1
Milk and dairy products 241(12.9%) 339(18.1%) 440(23.5%) 795(42.4%) 60(3.2%) 1875
Milk and yogurt 127(18.7%) 268(39.5%) 209(30.8%) 73(10.8%) 2(0.3%) 679
Cheese 108(11.7%) 50(5.4%) 109(11.8%) 625(67.7%) 31(3.4%) 923
Dairy desserts 6(4.7%) 21(16.4%) 85(66.4%) 13(10.2%) 3(2.3%) 128
Ice cream 0(0%) 0(0%) 37(25.5%) 84(57.9%) 24(16.6%) 145
Fat and sauces 13(2.1%) 17(2.7%) 165(26.7%) 302(48.8%) 122(19.7%) 619
Dressings and sauces 13(3.2%) 17(4.2%) 138(34.2%) 185(45.9%) 50(12.4%) 403
Fats 0(0%) 0(0%) 27(12.5%) 117(54.2%) 72(33.3%) 216
Salty snacks 6(1.5%) 8(1.9%) 80(19.4%) 262(63.4%) 57(13.8%) 413
Appetizers 0(0%) 3(1.5%) 36(18.2%) 139(70.2%) 20(10.1%) 198
Nuts 4(2.5%) 5(3.2%) 30(19.0%) 87(55.1%) 32(20.3%) 158
Salty and fatty products 2(3.5%) 0(0%) 14(24.6%) 36(63.2%) 5(8.8%) 57
Sugary snacks 13(0.7%) 40(2.3%) 62(3.6%) 386(22.1%) 1244(71.3%) 1745
Biscuits and cakes 5(1.1%) 2(0.5%) 9(2%) 125(28.4%) 299(68%) 440
Chocolate products 1(0.2%) 2(0.4%) 1(0.2%) 34(6.0%) 533(93.3%) 571
Sweets 7(1.0%) 36(5.0%) 50(6.9%) 224(31.1%) 403(56.0%) 720
Pastries 0(0%) 0(0%) 2(14.3%) 3(21.4%) 9(64.3%) 14
Composite foods 39(8.6%) 97(21.5%) 217(48.0%) 94(20.8%) 5(1.1%) 452
One-dish meals 39(11.4%) 88(25.7%) 164(48.0%) 46(13.5%) 5(1.5%) 342
Pizza pies and quiche 0(0%) 9(8.5%) 53(50.0%) 44(41.5%) 0(0%) 106
Sandwiches 0(0%) 0(0%) 0(0%) 4(100%) 0(0%) 4
Beverages 245(28.1%) 63(7.2%) 173(19.8%) 111(12.7%) 280(32.1%) 872
Waters 245(100%) 0(0%) 0(0%) 0(0%) 0(0%) 245
Teas and herbal teas and coffees 0(0%) 2(9.1%) 2(9.1%) 13(59.1%) 5(22.7%) 22
Fruit juices 0(0%) 15(7.5%) 141(70.1%) 21(10.4%) 24(11.9%) 201
Fruit nectars 0(0%) 0(0%) 0(0%) 2(16.7%) 10(83.3%) 12
Artificially sweetened beverages 0(0%) 33(53.2%) 13(21%) 9(14.5%) 7(11.3%) 62
Sweetened beverages 0(0%) 13(3.9%) 17(5.2%) 66(20%) 234(70.9%) 330
Sum 1622(18.9%) 1036(12.1%) 1588(18.5%) 2365(27.5%) 1976(23.0%) 8587
  1. *Fruits or vegetable based products
  2. **Fruits based products
  3. ***Vegetables based products
  4. For foods: the FSAm-NPS score ranges from − 15 to − 1 points for the A category, from 0 to 2 for the B category, from 3 to 10 for the C category, from 11 to 18 for the D category, and 19 to 40 points for the E category.
  5. For beverages: A corresponds to mineral waters exclusively. The FSAm-NPS score ranges from − 15 to 1 point for the B category, from 2 to 5 for the C category, from 6 to 9 for the D category, and from 10 to 40 points for the E category