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sndral 03-07-2010 07:20 AM

More fiber than carbs?
 
I just bought some frozen artichoke hearts and the nutrition label lists 4 grms carbs and 5 grms fiber - is this possible? Even celery has more carbs than fiber.:confused:

bobbys89 03-08-2010 06:19 PM

maybe 4 net carbs? some companies will subtract fiber from carbs and post them as net carbs to attract customers

jvande7471 03-20-2010 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sndral (Post 5251)
I just bought some frozen artichoke hearts and the nutrition label lists 4 grms carbs and 5 grms fiber - is this possible? Even celery has more carbs than fiber.:confused:

This happens sometimes on food labels due to rounding errors when they process the contents on a larger scale. They round to the nearest grm, so the numbers may have come out to 4.4 grms carbs and 4.5 grms fiber per serving after analyzing a truckload of the stuff.

I did have a fiber supplement once that listed 4 grams of fiber and broke it down to 4 grams of soluble and 4 grams of insoluble. Somebody clearly made a mistake on that one.


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