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Old 03-07-2010, 07:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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maybe 4 net carbs? some companies will subtract fiber from carbs and post them as net carbs to attract customers
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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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