Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Does Coconut Oil have carbs?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Does Coconut Oil have carbs?

    ...Or is my Livestrong.com tracker just stupid?

    I love the Myplate thing because there are entries for all my Lindt chocolates. I just type in Lindt and everything pops up. But I noticed recently that it has 3 grams of carbs per tablespoon of coconut oil. Can that be right? I think my tracker is lying to me. Of course, if it is, my carb count is lower than I thought. Not exactly a bad thing. Any insights?
    Out of context quote for the day:

    Clearly Gorbag is so awesome he should be cloned, reproducing in the normal manner would only dilute his awesomeness. - Urban Forager

  • #2
    There are no carbs in coconut oil.

    Comment


    • #3
      What I figured... I'm going to have to watch this calorie counter thing. Maybe try to find a better one, I think the entry for avocado is off too...
      Out of context quote for the day:

      Clearly Gorbag is so awesome he should be cloned, reproducing in the normal manner would only dilute his awesomeness. - Urban Forager

      Comment


      • #4
        At first I thought this was a stupid question... then I saw the magic number "3 g" of carbs. Due to the way food labeling is determined, food with less than 5 g of carbs / serving may end up labeled in the USA as 0 g carbs. So that made me interested to look further.

        It does appear that traditionally processed coconut oil that does not use chemicals to purify the oil actually may have a small amount of carbs and protein in it. I have not seen any labels that say that (but I haven't been looking either), but there are some comments in message boards about coconut oil that comes labeled as containing carbs.
        In God we trust; all others must bring data. W. Edwards Deming
        Blogging at http://loafingcactus.com

        Comment


        • #5
          I wouldn't be surprised. Especially unrefined coconut oil. I swear it's almost like chewing coconut.

          Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2

          Comment


          • #6
            At Whole Foods and looked at the labels- one listed a carb number and two listed protein numbers. Interesting...
            In God we trust; all others must bring data. W. Edwards Deming
            Blogging at http://loafingcactus.com

            Comment


            • #7
              Just looked at my Nutiva..it lists zero carbs.

              Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by loafingcactus View Post
                At first I thought this was a stupid question... then I saw the magic number "3 g" of carbs. Due to the way food labeling is determined, food with less than 5 g of carbs / serving may end up labeled in the USA as 0 g carbs. So that made me interested to look further.

                It does appear that traditionally processed coconut oil that does not use chemicals to purify the oil actually may have a small amount of carbs and protein in it. I have not seen any labels that say that (but I haven't been looking either), but there are some comments in message boards about coconut oil that comes labeled as containing carbs.
                Interesting! So maybe I should look for carbs on the label to indicate good coconut oil. Thanks!
                Out of context quote for the day:

                Clearly Gorbag is so awesome he should be cloned, reproducing in the normal manner would only dilute his awesomeness. - Urban Forager

                Comment

                Working...
                X