FVNL Content %

Attribute Name: healthStarRatingFVNLContent
Data Type: Decimal
Max Length: 3.2
Repeatable: No
Code List: No
AVP: Yes
TPD: Yes
Applies to: Base Unit
Last Modified: 05/02/2024

Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts and Legumes Content Percentage.

Fruit, vegetable, nut and legume (FVNL) content comprises:

  • all fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes including coconut, spices, herbs, fungi, seeds and algae,

  • FVNL that are fresh, cooked, frozen, canned, pickled or preserved

  • FVNL that have been peeled, diced or cut (or otherwise reduced in size), puréed or dried

  • fruit juice or vegetable juice as standardised in Standard 2.6.1 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code including concentrated juices and purées

  • coconut flesh (which is to be scored as a nut), whether juiced, dried or desiccated, but not processed coconut products such as coconut milk, coconut cream or coconut oil

  • the water in the centre of the coconut.

Nuts and legumes are specifically excluded from the definition of fruit and vegetables and are considered (non-concentrated) FVNL in all forms, i.e. fresh, dried, roasted etc.

Potato crisps and similar low moisture vegetable products are taken to be non-concentrated.

FVNL does not include a constituent, extract or isolate of a food e.g. peanut oil, fruit pectin and de-ionised juice.


54% of the ingredients in Product A are fruits, vegetables, nuts and/or legumes.

  • 5% is apple juice

  • 17% is concentrated apple puree

  • 20% is dates, and

  • 12% is roasted cashews

The 17% concentrated apple puree is considered Concentrated Fruits and Vegetable Content, thus the value entered for Concentrated Fruits and Vegetable Content is 17%.

The remaining fruit, vegetable, nut and legume ingredients are not concentrated, thus the value entered for FVNL Content is 37%.

  • Data entered is

FVNL Content %:    37%                                                                             

 Concentrated Fruits & Vegetables Content %:    17%                                                                             

  • Data entered is not

FVNL Content %:    54%                                                                              

              Concentrated Fruits & Vegetables Content %:    17%                                                                              

Useful Tips:
  • The Combined FVNL Content % and Concentrated Fruits and Vegetables Content % must not exceed 100%.

  • Concentrated Fruits and Vegetable Content should not be included as a component of FVNL content.