Net carbs - is fibre included in the UK?
January 11, 2008 6:22 AM Subscribe
Net carbs question: In the UK, where fibre is listed separately from carbohydrate on food packaging, does the concept of net carbs still apply?
posted by deeper red to food & drink (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Take Quorn sausages, for example. The nutritional info on the packaging says (per 100g):
Protein - 11.7g
Carbs - 6.6g
- of which sugars - 0.7g
Fibre - 3.0g
According to the rules of high-protein dieting, that would make for 3.6g net carbs. But that's assuming that the fibre is included in the carbs count, and I don't think it is. I often see foods where the fibre content is greater than the carb content, although only by a few grammes.