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Old 10-30-2003, 10:25 AM   #1
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carb count: splenda

I called Kraft today to get a carb count for
Philadelphia cream cheese - 1/3 fat (box says < 1 /oz) and tried to call Splenda, but couldn't get through.
Does anyone have the carb count for
8oz of CC, and 1 C of splenda, or tell me where I can find these and other counts.
Can you tell I started Atkins in Sept and am still learning!!
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Old 10-30-2003, 10:42 AM   #2
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I usually count cream cheese as 6 carbs per 8 ounce of the full fat kind. I don't know about the lower fat kind. 1 ounce would have about .75 carbs. Watch out for cheaper store brands, they typically have a few more carbs than Kraft.

As far as Splenda:

1 teaspoon - .5 carbs
1 tablespoon - 1.5 carbs
1/4 cup - 6 carbs
1/3 cup - 8 carbs
1/2 cup - 12 carbs
3/4 cup - 18 carbs
2/3 cup - 16 carbs
1 cup - 24 carbs

1 packet = 2 teaspoons granulated or 1 carb
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Old 10-30-2003, 01:51 PM   #3
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Linda--

Thanks for that information. I've been reading these boards since June and maybe I missed it, but I've never seen that info listed as you posted it.

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Old 10-30-2003, 07:00 PM   #4
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Linda,
Thanks for the information.
In general, do you go by the label on a product, or by a carb-counter book.
Several things I have eaten have a much lower carb count than in the Atkins book and I'm confused which count to use.
A good example is Almonds, the label said 1 net carb for 1/4 C, Atkins said it's 5.
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Old 10-30-2003, 08:37 PM   #5
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The Splenda info can be found on their website. As far as other carb counts go, I mainly use the USDA site. I've never gone by the Atkins counter, especially after seeing so many differences just between the counter in the front of the book and the one in the back. I do compare the counts given on the labels of products to what the USDA site says. If there's a huge difference, I will go with whichever count seems the most logical compared to similar products or maybe an average of the two counts.

It's important to know the weight of the food, such as the almonds you mentioned. 1/4 cup is a pretty vague concept. Is that a 1/4 cup of ground, slivered, whole or sliced? Each of those would weigh a different amount even though you measured out 1/4 cup. Also, no two people will put exactly the same amount in the cup. According to the USDA site, 1/4 cup (or 3.25-4 ounces, depending on whether they are slivered or ground) would have around 2 effective carbs. I'm guessing that your almonds must be whole to have that low of a count because you'd get less in a 1/4 cup whole than slivered or ground.
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Old 10-30-2003, 09:12 PM   #6
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Don't forget to mention that liquid Splenda has no carbs!

My new favorite.
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Old 10-31-2003, 02:04 AM   #7
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The USDA site is great, as is NutriFacts, which uses the same info as USDA, but in a format more similar to a label. A bit easier to read, IMHO.

I invested a few bucks in Corinne T. Netzer's The Complete Book of Food Counts. It is awesome - lists things by trade names, and is pretty easy to follow. I also have Jean Carper's The All-In-One Carbohydrate Gram Counter , but I find that I always go back to Netzer's book.

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Old 10-31-2003, 06:21 AM   #8
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Auntie, have you ever been to NutritionData? They also post the results so that they look like a nutrition label. They have some other neat features like saving your recipes and such, but I haven't had time to use them.
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Old 11-01-2003, 01:59 AM   #9
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Thanks Linda! What an interesting site - it's similar to Nutri-Facts, but I think it is more comprehensive. It has some neat features!



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