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Doug Varrieur

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Carb count in Splenda **** BEWARE ****
« on: May 02, 2010, 07:09:28 PM »
Based on my research here's the skinny on Splenda;

There are 24 grams of carbohydrate in a cup of Splenda. The Splenda package lists less than 1 gram carbs per serving. A "serving" is 1 teaspoon, and contains roughly 0.5 grams of carbohydrate. The federal government allows food processors to round down any carb count of 0.5 grams per serving or less to "0 grams." so they can list their product as a "carb-free" product!

However, what is carb-free in theory is not carb-free in practice, and that 0.5 grams OF carbohydrate per teaspoon figure means that 1 tablespoon has 1.5 grams of carbohydrates, and 1 cup (16 tablespoons) has 24 grams of carbohydrates.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2010, 08:49:42 AM by Doug Varrieur »
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Re: Carb count in Splenda
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010, 08:50:34 AM »
This is very important because alot of people that get stuck in their weight loss, this is the culprit! It adds up quickly!!!

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Re: Carb count in Splenda **** BEWARE ****
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2011, 09:39:02 AM »
Umpa and I use Stevita Stevia for our coffee in individual packs, here's the link- http://www.amazon.com/Stevita-Co-Spoonable-Packets-2000/dp/B00029P37E/ref=sr_1_cc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1296398240&sr=1-1-catcorr
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