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Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Sanste, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. Sanste

    Sanste Prediabetes · Active Member

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    Is this a truly T2 diabetics dream come true??? As close zero carbs as you can get??!! Please say it's true!!!
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    According to this mob it's true, true I tellz ya. :D

    Peperami Original Meat Stick Snack
    F Grade 126 Calories

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1 serving (25 g)
    Per Serving % Daily Value*
    Calories 126
    Calories from Fat 99
    Total Fat 11g 17%
    Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
    Sodium 400mg 17%
    Carbohydrates 0.6g 0%
    Protein 6.1g

    * Based on a 2000 calorie diet

    https://www.caloriecount.com/calories-unilever-peperami-original-i318279
     
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  3. chalup

    chalup Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In Canada it's pepperoni but I believe its the same thing. I buy it all the time, 1 gram carb per large stick.
     
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  4. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    2.2g per 100g but still not bad at all.. pork scratchings are more a dream come true.. the ones I get are 0.6g per 100g.
     
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  5. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    Ingredients:
    Pork (151%), Iodised Salt, Dextrose, Spices, Flavour Enhancers (Monosodium Glutamate, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate), Preservative (Sodium Nitrite), Beechwood Smoke, Made with 37.7g Pork per 25g finished product, as some moisture is lost during curing and drying
    http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=254273379
     
  6. tantalus

    tantalus · Member

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    Peperami is not exactly pepperoni. It is a brand name in UK and Europe for a pork salami/pepperoni-style snack - essentially a meat stick.
     
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  7. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Other small salamis are available and probably taste better but Peperami have a very useful feature in that they are individually packed and don't need refrigeration, so I often take them on trips as a low carb snack.
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I like the spicy Pepperami. I haven't bought any for a while. I'll look out for when they are 'on offer'.
     
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    Nexus6 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Personally I also look for versions of "processed" or cured meats that have as few ingredients/chemicals as possible. Products vary greatly. I love cured meats, but I do truly believe that as low carb as many of them are, the processing/curing does make their health impact a little concerning. I try to keep them to "snack" duty and as a treat as opposed to a regular item.
     
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  10. tantalus

    tantalus · Member

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    Despite the scary sounding chemicals, there is nothing there that would bother me. Both Disodium Inosinate and Disodium Guanylate are produced from animal or fish sources; MSG we know about and Sodium Nitrate is a preservative as old as the hills.
     
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  11. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Coincidentally, just saw this today.

     
  12. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Other · Well-Known Member

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    I believe from my schooldays chemistry lessons that Nitrates are key components in fertilizers and explosives, and it is nitrites and nitriles that are used to preserve processed meats and fish. I think drinking paraquat which is a nitrate fertilizer has somewhat of an end-of-life effect.

    However nitrates also find use in quaaludes, that well known hippie pick-me-up/ aphrodisiac and heart medicine.
     
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  13. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    I remember Paraquat, the 'housewives favourite'.
     
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