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Old 06-02-2003, 08:06 AM   #1
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Wink carbs....net carbs?

Hi there! I am hoping that some Atkins followers can help me or anyone who understands carbs. When doing Atkins we learn about net cabs. But when reading some ';sugerfree' packages I am confused on how to determine how many carbs are actually the net.
For example: vanilla wafer cookies sweetened with sorbitol and aspartame.
these are the ingredients:vegetable oil shortening, enriched wheat flour, sorbitol, artificial and natural flavors and colors, soya lecithin, salt, sodium bicarbonate, aspartame and citric acid. so I know that the aspartame is virtually nothing. Here is the nutrional break down on the package.
2 cookies....110 cal...0.8 protein...6g fat...13g carbs...0.0g sugars....5,6g sorbitol(sweetner)....0.5g aspartame(sweetner) so what is my actual net carbs?? Please help if you can ! thanks
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Old 06-02-2003, 08:32 AM   #2
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anne,

it would be 13- 5.6=net carbs. net carbs are the result of carbs minus sorbitol&fiber grams.

 
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Old 06-02-2003, 09:07 AM   #3
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okay, do I always minus the artificial sweetner? Like if it is sweetedned with malitol or othe sugar alchohol? Thanks! http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/confused.gif
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Yep!

 
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okay, do I always minus the artificial sweetner? Like if it is sweetedned with malitol or othe sugar alchohol? Thanks! http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/confused.gif
yes.

 
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Thanks! Now I understand! http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dance.gif
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