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Checking products for carb count?

S: 14st5lb C: 13st6lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 31.3 Loss: 0st13lb(6.47%)
#1
Hello everyone can I just ask if this is correct?
Bought a vegetarian gravy mix and it states on the packet, Per 100g,Carbohydrates 6.0g of which sugars 0.3g.
So therefore is it 6 or 6.3g?
P.s is this a good one to buy? Container only holds 130gms and you only use 3-4 teaspoons at a time!
 
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Zimara

Yummy mummy to be!
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#3
"of which" suggests the sugar content is included in the carb count.

I say 6g too!
 

Yambabe

Bad Girl
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#4
I thought you had to subtract the fibre to get the net carbs? :confused: Sure I remember that from when I did Atkins.

So I would say 6g less the g of fibre if there are any.
 

Zimara

Yummy mummy to be!
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#5
I thought you had to subtract the fibre to get the net carbs? :confused: Sure I remember that from when I did Atkins.

So I would say 6g less the g of fibre if there are any.
This is true of american nutritional values as they catorgorise fibre as a carb (NUTTERS!), however in the UK fibre is not included in the carb count. Thus on English branded products you take the carb value.
 

JoanneM

Gold Member
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#6
In the UK fibre is already subtracted so it is 6g.
 

Yambabe

Bad Girl
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#7
I never knew that! :eek: No wonder I failed when I did Atkins then..........:eek:
 

ditzeeblonde

Call me Linzi...
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#8
I never knew that! :eek: No wonder I failed when I did Atkins then..........:eek:
Its a common mistake.. not helped by the fact everything that you read about Atkins is US based.

I'd love an UK book, website etc.. think it would help alot more people if they were told how to do it in the UK!
 

Jim

Big Boy
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#9
Yes it's 6g Shell.

It can be confusing Yam. :)
 

Jim

Big Boy
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#11
yes, all EU products already have the fibre subtracted.
 

StephenP

Mines a V&T Please
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#12
Jim not fresh food ie veg
 

ditzeeblonde

Call me Linzi...
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#14
If you use that website as its an American website Stephen then Yes you deduct fibre but all packaging including veg in the EU already has the fibre deducted, so if yr looking at the back of a pack of veg & the carbs say 3g per 100g then thats what you count you don't deduct the fibre on packaging.

But that site is great if you have no packaging for a product make sure you use the ECC count from that site. xxx
 

Jim

Big Boy
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#15
Spot on Linz, it needs to be an EU or UK site.
 

StephenP

Mines a V&T Please
S: 14st8lb C: 13st0lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 26.1 Loss: 1st8lb(10.78%)
#16
If you use that website as its an American website Stephen then Yes you deduct fibre but all packaging including veg in the EU already has the fibre deducted, so if yr looking at the back of a pack of veg & the carbs say 3g per 100g then thats what you count you don't deduct the fibre on packaging.

But that site is great if you have no packaging for a product make sure you use the ECC count from that site. xxx
yeah Linzi as i said fresh food ie no packaging
 

Zimara

Yummy mummy to be!
S: 12st3lb C: 11st1lb G: 9st7lb Loss: 1st2lb(9.36%)
#17
Defo, fibre in the UK is classed as pure roughage!!! Not pansy carbs:p
 
S: 14st5lb C: 13st6lb G: 12st7lb BMI: 31.3 Loss: 0st13lb(6.47%)
#18
Thanks guys. Ooooooooooooooh yeesz are a clever bunch! I'll away and think of loads of other questions 2 be askin yees noo lol!
 


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