Carb Counters - Too Good to be True ?




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marigrace
03-06-2013, 09:18 AM
I love vegetables. Yesterday I picked some organic broccolini. When I looked up the nutritional value, every thing I googled indicates that it has zero net carbs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broccolini Wada ya tink ?


April Snow
03-06-2013, 09:27 AM
according to MFP, a cup of broccolini has 25 calories, 5 carbs, 3 fiber, 3 protein. So net 2 carbs I guess? I don't do net carbs, I just count all of them and know what numbers work for me that way.

In any case, broccolini is FABULOUS, one of my favorite veggies. Enjoy!!

TripSwitch
03-06-2013, 09:45 AM
It's not zero... although it's very low carb... so I say enjoy it guilt-free :)

But it does bring up a good point when it comes to looking up nutrition info and reading food labels... and that is things are allowed to have something like up to 4 calories and still "technically" be labeled "0" so that comes out to 1g of carbs in some of the "zero" calorie sweeteners for instance...


marigrace
03-06-2013, 09:46 AM
Aha !!! That makes more sense.....Still alot of bang for the carbs.... thanks !