## 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:

• Sugar - My book lists granulated white sugar as having 199.8 carbs per cup. I divided this by 3 to get the amount in 1/3 cup. The answer is 66.6 grams. I would normally round this up to 67 grams.
• Tapioca - The box lists a serving size of tapioca as being 1 1/2 teaspoons and contains 5 grams of carbohydrate for that serving size. I need to know how much is in 3 Tablespoons. There are 3 teaspoons in a Tablespoon (or to put it another way, 1 1/2 teaspoons equals half a Tablespoon) so 1 Tablespoon of tapioca has 10 grams of carbohydrate. Three Tablespoons has 30 grams.
• Milk -Cow's milk has 12 grams of Carbohydrate per cup. So I multiplied 12 by 2.75 to get the amount in 2 3/4 cups. It is 33 grams.
• Egg - 1 large chicken egg (raw) has 0.6 grams of carbohydrate.
• Vanilla - 1 teaspoon has 0.3 grams of carbohydrate.

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.