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?
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.