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Old 02-08-2018, 15:58   #21
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Carbohydrate, by difference .... any idea what https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/ means!!!!
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yes i test with the meter too. again following jenny

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Carbohydrate, by difference .... any idea what https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/ means!!!!
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nbd = nutritional database

The home page is USDA Food Composition Database. In other words, it lists the nutritional components of foods, such as fats, carbs, sugars, minerals, etc.

Did you look at the link?

(Once you do, you'd need to click on the green button to do a search.)

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The US government has a useful nutritional database for looking up foods - especially if you're calculating carbs in recipe as you designate amounts down to a tablespoon or so.
https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/
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Carbohydrate, by difference
what does that term mean?
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where did you see this line?

once we see it we might understand its meaning. I looked at the link and didnt see the term "carbohydrate , by difference" anywhere

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here is what i see!
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Jenny, the way the data is presented on that chart, I think "by difference" means they're not measuring carbohydrates directly, the way they are protein and fats. Sometimes when a number is subtracted from another one, the result is called the "difference". They're saying that whatever isn't water or protein or fat is carbohydrates.

I'm not sure why they do that. The numbers they provide do jibe with other on-line sources for nutritional information, though, so they seem OK to use. I guess it's kind of "full disclosure".

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Thanks....
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but i am NOT Jenny
Oops -- I'm sorry. I read this from upthread
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yes i test with the meter too. again following jenny
and thought that was your name. You meant Jenny Ruhl. My apologies.

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