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Net Carbs

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Sprocket 2, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Sprocket 2

    Sprocket 2 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi

    Wasnt sure if this was the right place to post as i am still classing myself as newbie, so apologies if its a bit basic.

    Am getting to grips with low carb but have just now read about net carbs. Am now wondering is there a way to decipher this from food labels?
     
  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Are you in Europe?

    In Europe and probably other places, the nutrition labels show "total carbs" with the fibre already deducted and listed separately. It is "total carbs" you look for.

    In the USA they don't do this. They list their "total carbs" still including the fibre, so to find the correct amount of carbs you have to deduct the fibre amount from the total - this is what they call net carbs.
     
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  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    Net carbs refers to the USA values, they count fibre separately. If you are in the UK then fibre has already been added to the total carb value.
     
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  4. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    Pipped at the post!
     
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  5. Sprocket 2

    Sprocket 2 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Ah brilliant thanks! I am in the UK so will just carry on as i have been
     
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  6. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Makes a change for me to get there first!!
     
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  7. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    It seems to me that people in the US must be .... obsessed (?) with fibre. And with egg whites.
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you wrote that correctly.
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  9. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Expert

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    Take care if you look up carbs on the internet: it is easy to accidentally find yourself on an American website.
     
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  11. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If it says fiber then it is probably a US site.
     
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