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Postby Mommyof2Angels » Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:50 am

how do i convert things here? i have, in front of me, a bag of metro brand coffee. it states on the bag -PESO NETO 190 GR-
i am looking at the info n the back, and it says ENERGIA 449,32 kCAL%
PROTEINA-14.20% CARBOHIDRATOS 65.01% GRASA 14.72%.

i know what the words mean, obviously, but how in the world is this converted to graams like in the states??

CAN ANYONE TELL ME THE CONVERSION FOR THE CARBS (like we use in the usa) so i can decide whether or not to have my morning cup of coffee or just stick to tea?

Theres really NO carbs in coffee in the usa, but seeing such an odd percentage on the bag here is scary! i am thinking that it has to do with the percentage out of the 190 grams, and i know that every label-if i am lucky enough to even FIND a product with a nutritional label here in per-iss labeled the same, and its frustrating!
grr..lol. please someone help me out with the carb conversion so i can get some caffiene and wake the heck up!! :D


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Postby Mommyof2Angels » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:27 am

wow, 20 hits to my post, and no responses. its been 45 minutes, so sadly i must make some tea :cry: feel free to respond, though as i will be in the same situation tomorrow!!
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Postby naturegirl » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:42 am

Don't know the exact formula, but there are heaps of internet sites that can help you with conversions if you type in for example, grams, or RDA
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Postby sbaustin » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:44 am

Rather impatient this morning!

Coffee is actually very high in carbs as are most beans it is just that it is mixed with water in low quantities. For the most part you shouldn't worry too much about the calories or carbs in coffee unless you are eating it or adding sugar and/or milk. Another way to look at it is how many servings does your bag have? ie, spoonfulls. maybe 50? So each time you add a spoonful you are getting 9 calories.

http://calorielab.com/foods/coffee/coff ... 31/14203/1

As for the %'s, I believe those are the % of calories that each of those groups make up. 14% of the calories are protein, etc.
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Postby mammalu » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:36 pm

sbaustin wrote:Rather impatient this morning!



Kim needed her caffeine fix this morning! :lol: :lol:
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Postby naturegirl » Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:09 am

I rarely measure things. Just guesstimate. That's what the best chefs do!
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Postby Mommyof2Angels » Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:32 am

mamma---jajaja! YES! i was in dire need yesterday....after i read SB´s post, i just figured what the heck, ill just drink it!

sharon---cant guesstimate. im eating/drinking low carb only items. :)

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