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Re: [IP] WATERMELLON



On 21 May 2002 at 11:59, Dianne Shekell wrote:

> When my son first started pumping they gave us a book that had different
> food groups.  Under fruits it lists watermellon as having 15 grams of carb
> for 1 1/4 cups cubed.   It's a lot easier measuring it cubed than by a
> slice.  Watermellon comes in all different sizes. 1/16th of one would not
> equal 1/16th of another. 

On Monday, May 20th at 21:37  I wrote:
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According to the USDA Nutrient Database, available through a link at: 

       http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/food.shtml  

1/16 of a melon (286 grams) would contain 20.535 grams of carbohydrate.  Each
100 grams of watermelon has 7.18 grams of carbs.
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You can also get the figures at this site in these "quantities":
                                                                     gms carbs
  100 grams of edible portion = 100 grams                7.18
  1 cup, balls = 154.0 grams                                  11.057
  1 cup, diced = 152.0 grams                                 10.914
  1 melon (15" long x 7-1/2" dia) = 4518.0 grams    324.392
  1 wedge (approx 1/16 of melon) = 286.0 grams      20.535
  10 watermelon balls = 122.0 grams                        8.76  
 

George  (who would explode eating a whole watermelon)   ;>Q
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