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    Carbohydrate - 'of which sugars'

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    Here in the UK food labels include Carbohydrate content (obviously!)

    However Its usually in the following format (i'll use porridge as an example)
    Per 100g
    Carbohydrate 63.5g
    Of which Sugars 12.7g

    Which of these should be used as the correct indicator of Carb content?

    Thanks!

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    the total carbs: 63.5g

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    use the 63.5

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    Just to highjack this (sorry!), what about Net Carbs and Dietary Fibre so beloved of Atkins? That always used to confuse me as our labels show Carbohydrates, Of Which Sugars and Fibre all as separate items.

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    In the book, Mark recommends using the gross carbs(no pun intended) not net for figuring your daily carb intake.

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    UK (and European) nutrition labels deduct the fibre from the total carbs, so the figure shown is the figure for net carbs. That means that if you want to know the total carbs you would need to add the fibre back in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skink531 View Post
    In the book, Mark recommends using the gross carbs(no pun intended) not net for figuring your daily carb intake.
    So that's our simple Carbohydrate figure? Without messing around with sugars and fibres?

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    Sorry Mollymoe, we posted at the same time. Now I'm really confused. Doesn't take much lol

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    Opps. Wasn't aware of the how they do things in the UK. So whatever you have to do to figure total carbs is the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mollymoe View Post
    UK (and European) nutrition labels deduct the fibre from the total carbs, so the figure shown is the figure for net carbs. That means that if you want to know the total carbs you would need to add the fibre back in.
    Ok, I think I've got it.

    I've just eaten 100g of raspberries. Entered into Fitday it shows as 11.9 grams of Carb in that 100 grams. On the package label it says 4.6g per 100g (of which sugars = 4.6g) and 6.5g of fibre. Add the 2 together and it's about right for what Fitday thinks.

    Hmmmm, will have to be careful then if I'm entering my own foods into Fitday to remember this or I'm potentially going to be well down on Carb calculation.

    Thanks Mollymoe.

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