Carbohydrates: Reading Food Labels
- The amount of carbohydrates in a food item is listed on the Nutrition Facts Table
- The amount listed is for the serving size given. Compare your serving size to the one stated on the table to figure out the amount of carbohydrates you are eating.
- The total amount of carbohydrates is listed first. This number includes the starch, sugar and fibre contents of the food item.
- Remember that fibre does not raise your blood sugars. Subtract the fibre grams from the total grams of carbohydrate for a more accurate estimate of the product’s carbohydrate content.
Total amount of carbohydrate = 36 grams
Total fibre = 6 grams
Subtract 6 grams fibre from 36 = 30 grams of available carbohydrate for the whole serving of 2 slices.
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