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RE: [IPk] carb counting



Ha Ha - made me laugh... 
All is possible.. I guess. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Diana Maynard [SMTP:email @ redacted]
> Sent:	21 August 2000 15:12
> To:	email @ redacted
> Subject:	RE: [IPk] carb counting
> 
> >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.
> 
> I think fruit is a particular example. I would imagine that most other
> foods don't change that much.
> Or does the diet of a particular cow influence the carb content of its
> milk?
> Maybe it does!
> 
> 
>  >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. >
> 
> Does Mr Kipling always use blueberries of the same sweetness?
> Does he add more sugar if they're less sweet one day?
> Does that mean that although the blueberries may have fewer carbs one
> day,
> he will add more sugar and the carb content will remain the same?
> Does that mean the nutrition info on the packet might not be
> completely
> accurate?
>  Does anyone have Mr Kipling's phone number?
> :-)
> Di
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