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RE: [IPk] carb counting



nice point...

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	John Neale [SMTP:email @ redacted]
> Sent:	21 August 2000 14:46
> To:	email @ redacted
> Subject:	RE: [IPk] carb counting
> 
> >Just checked out this site, a few of the berries are slightly
> different
> >from our composition of food tables - I haven't checked out the other
> >food. International food availability may make this a useful tool for
> >some foods. The UK (as I am aware) has nothing like this here.
> Thanks,
> >Jules :)
> 
> This demonstrates that for a lot of fresh foods, you cannot accurately
> define the nutritional content - particularly carbohydrate. No
> database can
> know how sweet the blueberries are that Di has picked up in the
> marketplace. Only Di can taste the berries and find out. Likewise, as
> bananas ripen in your fruitbowl, the amount of available carbohydrate
> changes.
> 
> But Mr Kipling at the fruit pie factory will measure the sweetness of
> his
> blueberries, and add sugar to maintain the consistency of his
> exceedingly
> good pies. So he can print the nutritional value on the packet. But we
> cannot know the nutritional value of the berries we've bought in the
> shop.
> 
> John
> 
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