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Fibre vs Carb Content on Nutritional Labels

Something that iv’e been wondering for a day or two, coming under the ‘Diet’ section of the forum.

Since fibre does not get used for energy, due to inability to digest and absorb, does it’s energy content still get added to calorie count on food labels?

Also on packaging where it lists fibre, is the fibre inclusive in the total carbohydrates or kept seperate?

I’ll use for example Helga’s Rich Wholegrain bread;

serving 100g
energy 1110kj
pro 14.3
fat 10.6
carb 21.4
sugar 1.5
diet fibre 13.6

So the question is, is hte energy total inclusive of those 13.6g of fibre we don’t utilize?
and is the 21.4g of carbs inclusive of the fibre?

Like i said just something iv’e been wondering for a while when looking up nutritional values of foods.

[quote]mbk wrote:
Since fibre does not get used for energy, due to inability to digest and absorb, does it’s energy content still get added to calorie count on food labels?
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Yes.

gotta love companies that use other units for energy just to throw you off.

So the bread i mentioned only contains 8g of carbs we can use for energy?

I only count net carbs i.e. carbs - fiber = net carbs.

Soluble fibers do get partially digested in the gut by bacteria, to the tune of 1-2.5 calories/gram depending on the type of fiber.