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3. An Example

Here is a recipe that I recently made. It was originally found on the side of a box of "Minute" brand tapioca. No nutrional information was given for the recipe, although the box does list the nutrional value of the tapioca itself. (This is easy to make and delicious, by the way!)

Tapioca Pudding

1/3 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons MINUTE tapioca
2 3/4 cups milk
1 egg, well beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix sugar, tapioca, milk, and egg in saucepan; let stand 5 minutes. Then, stirring constantly, cook on medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil. (Pudding thickens as it cools.) Remove from heat, stir in vanilla. Cool 20 minutes; stir. Spoon into dishes. Serve warm or chilled. Store leftover pudding in refrigerator. Makes 6 servings.

Here is the ingredient-by-ingredient break-down of how I calculated the carbs for this recipe:

To be honest, I consider the carbs in the egg and vanilla to be negligible and didn't figure them in when I did my calculations. You could include them if you wish.

The total number of carbs in the recipe is 67 + 30 + 33 = 130 grams.

I decided to use 1/2 cup as my serving size and dished the pudding out into bowls using a 1/2 cup measure. It made exactly six servings. So I divided 130 by 6 to get 21.67 grams per serving. I rounded up to 22 grams per 1/2 cup serving.

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