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0 Carbs But Malto Is an Ingredient?


#1

Recently bought some of those Green tea on the go packets, sort of like crystal light, that you just pour and mix into your water bottle. It claims to have 0 calories, 0g carbs, 0 sugars, yet when i looked at the ingredient list, the second ingredient was Maltodextrin. I don't understand this. Can anyone explain this?


#2

Its all rules that the are allowed about the ingredient labels. If it is under a gram (or something like that) they can claim it as 0. Nothing to worry about at all.


#3

Yeah, this is about what i imagined. Thanks for the response, appreciate it.


#4

they are allowed to put 0 even if the product has .5 grams or less. so youre still getting 2 calories or 4.5 calories from fat for whatever amount is on the serving size.