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Food Labeling

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  • 19-08-2020 4:01pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 4,994 ✭✭✭


    Just a quick question...

    Have Food Labels changed in Ireland lately

    Just looking at a pack of Almond, the information reads

    Carbs 1g
    Fibre 2g

    Are the carbs listed the net carbs(digestible carbs or just a misprint)


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Politics Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 12,110 CMod ✭✭✭✭Dizzyblonde


    That's weird - could it be to do with the brand/country of origin? I've had a look at a pack of flaked almonds from Aldi in my cupboard and it has the usual information.


  • Registered Users Posts: 443 ✭✭Starlord_01


    c.p.w.g.w wrote: »
    Just a quick question...

    Have Food Labels changed in Ireland lately

    Just looking at a pack of Almond, the information reads

    Carbs 1g
    Fibre 2g

    Are the carbs listed the net carbs(digestible carbs or just a misprint)

    Any chance you have a picture?


  • Registered Users Posts: 68,786 ✭✭✭✭L1011


    Could be a US label, see quite a few things with those


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,381 ✭✭✭✭rubadub


    L1011 wrote: »
    Could be a US label, see quite a few things with those

    Yeah, sounds like it, in Asian supermarkets you will find overlabelled nutritional info labels. Fibre is considered a carb in the US system, a US label would spell it fiber.

    I hate the US system as it does not require per 100g or per 100ml units.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,657 Mod ✭✭✭✭Faith


    I think over here carbs are calculated minus insoluble fibre, while in North America, the total is included as carbs. I think it’s why you get different calorie values when you look up the calories for a certain food, a North American brand will have a high calorie count than a UK/Irish one.

    So for your label, total carbs would be 3g, but you can’t absorb two of those so they’re just counted as fibre rather than carbs.

    Edit: I asked a similar question in the nutrition and diet forum a few years ago. Interesting responses here: https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=99991108


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,994 ✭✭✭c.p.w.g.w


    Here is the pictures...

    The item, is almonds from tesco
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    523685.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 443 ✭✭Starlord_01


    c.p.w.g.w wrote: »
    Here is the pictures...

    The item, is almonds from tesco

    This might help: https://www.fsai.ie/uploadedFiles/Summary%20of%20Nutrition%20Labelling%20Rules.pdf


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