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Old 10-15-2008, 01:53 PM   #1
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I am wondering how Progresso soups with cooked carrots in there can count as zero points when cooked carrots have points. Anyone?
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:00 PM   #2
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I think because there are so few carrots... ?
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:23 PM   #3
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Because any food and its Points value is based on how many calories it has per serving...and then can be lowered or upped based on the fat or fiber content of that particular food.

A cup of soup is not just cooked carrots. It contains broth, other veggies, and possibly rice, beans, meat, or noodles, depending on the variety. The total calories/fat/fiber per serving are what make up the amount of Points...NOT what the food is, and whether or not it is an ingredient.

A measured cup of cooked carrots is going to have a different calorie/fat/fiber level than a cup of soup with 5 peces of carrot IN it.

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Old 10-15-2008, 03:51 PM   #4
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Yep, it's because a cooked carrot by itself does not yield a point, and in a serving of that soup you barely get a carrot or two's worth of pieces!

Think of this kind of drastic example - if you were to eat one M&M, you wouldn't need to count a point for it. Eat enough of them, though, and you will raise your caloric intake enough to require points to be counted!
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