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    Net Carbs (carb/fiber)

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    So in this post http://www.marksdailyapple.com/coconut-flour/

    Mark talks about net carbs, saying that 10g of carbs, with 9g of fiber for the coconut flour gives you a net carb of 1g.

    My question is: does this not apply to all carbs? Including fruit?

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    It does apply to all carbs. But you need to be really careful when reading labels, as they really do try to trick you.

    Sometimes they will say:
    Carbohydrates: 15g
    Fiber: 5g

    So you would assume net absorbed carbohydrates are 10g right?
    Well not all the time. Sometimes that carbohydrates figure IS the total carbs - the Fiber already! (i.e Total Carbs = 20g; Carbs 15g; Fiber 5g)

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    But, where does that leave sweet fruits, for example: bananas. High carb and sugar content, high fiber content as well.

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    When you say high fiber? A banana is about 27g Total Carbohydrates and about 3g Fiber. Thats still a net carb intake of 24g

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    Wow, I guess you're right, even with berries.

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