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[IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V4 #977

In a message dated 3/21/01 10:32:34 AM, email @ redacted writes:

>Dried fruit generally has much more sugar by volume than fresh fruit. 
>fruit dries, the water leaves the fruit but the sugar remains behind and
>concentrated.  For example, raisins are much sweeter than grapes.  The
>factor for grapes is 0.14 while for raisins it is 0.77.  By volume, 1.5
>of grapes has ~25 grams of carbs while the same volume of raisins has ~192
>grams of carbs

I guess I'm thinking of the old "exchange system". One prune is the same as 
one plum.
16 raisins are the same as 16 grapes. That is how I would calculate it. 
People (non-diabetics, as well) think that because the volume is smaller, 
that they should eat more. Diabetics have to be more careful.

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