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"Alexa" and Carbs in Foods

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by miahara, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. miahara

    miahara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I discovered today that an "Alexa" will tell you the carbs per 100g of most common foods. All you you to do is say "Alexa how many carbohydrates in xxxxx". If you want detailed nutritional info just ask "Alex what is the nutritional facts for xxxx".
    There are of course many other ways of finding this info, but Alexa is quick and easy.
     
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  2. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I will try that with Siri :D
     
  3. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    It works with "Hey Google" as well.

    Edit: I just tried it with M$ Cortana on Win 10, blue screen of death straight away... :meh:
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    The trouble with Siri, is the answer always seems to be in US cup measurements which I really don’t get on with! :banghead:
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Is that including the fibre or not though? As it's US based might well give the non rest of the world answer..
     
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  6. miahara

    miahara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No fibre.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Not sure I'd trust it although I guess it would over-estimate if using US measures anyway..
    Google for example will always default to US measures in my experience.
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use Alexa a fair bit for carbs. Will be doing a check later when I get home from work and see how it compares to food I know. I will report back
     
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