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Offline Quantum Learning

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Coconut Flour
« on: 25 August 2014, 12:51:14 PM »
Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone can explain the carbs to me? I bought a bag of coconut flour in Costco £5.49 for 1.8kg as I'd read it was low carb & wanted to supplement the ground almonds (30%) in my muffins etc but I don't understand the label. I get that it's American & you have to take off the fibre but that still leaves 93.1g per 100g.  Photo of label below (hopefully). It also says 'It's high in fibre with 32% of your daily value per serving while still low in digestible carbs' 
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Re: Coconut Flour
« Reply #1 on: 25 August 2014, 02:06:07 PM »
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/custom/591392/2?quantity=8.0


i found this page that gives nutrition information for coconut flour.
the numbers don't seem to tie up with the info on your pack though.
there is a drop down box to change the amount to 100 grams
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Re: Coconut Flour
« Reply #2 on: 25 August 2014, 02:08:04 PM »
Err...that label is all wrong I'm afraid. It's physically impossible to have 137g of carbs in 100g of something. Where are the extra 37g, a pocket dimension? :P  Also that doesn't look like an American label to me. We don't have the "of which" language on ours and fibre is listed as a subset of carbs, not as its own item. Looks like this.

For coconut flour I found this: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/custom/591392/2?quantity=8.0  Click the box where it says "serving size" and you can choose 100g. That looks more like it! Note that that's an American site so the fibre is included in the total for real this time!
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Coconut Flour
« Reply #3 on: 25 August 2014, 04:47:37 PM »
I agree with Nyt and that was the first thing I thought "how can there be 137g of carb in 100g of flour????"

According to Nutrition data then there's 59g of carb per 100g - 38g fibre so that's 21g per 100g?
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Offline Quantum Learning

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Re: Coconut Flour
« Reply #4 on: 25 August 2014, 06:06:36 PM »
I agree with Nyt and that was the first thing I thought "how can there be 137g of carb in 100g of flour????"

According to Nutrition data then there's 59g of carb per 100g - 38g fibre so that's 21g per 100g?

LOL that's why I posted a photo of the label, I thought you'd think I'd gone nuts if I just typed out the amounts.  ;)  The label is actually stuck on top of the original nutritional info on the packet but when I try to remove it the underneath is illegible.

So basically the carbs are 21g per 100g. I was going to replace 30% of the ground almonds in my recipes but that's quite a bit carbier than the almonds. Anyone know what they mean by 'digestible' carbs?
Type 2 dx Nov 2012 with fasting BG 14%/129.5
HbA1c Jan 2013 79/9.3%
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Aug 2015 61/7.7% Chol 5.9
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Re: Coconut Flour
« Reply #5 on: 25 August 2014, 06:22:38 PM »
I would assume digestible means your stomach can break it down and use it. Fibre is chemically a carb (means carbon, hydrogen and oxygen) but the body doesn't break it down into glucose and it is excreted (fibre is known as poo maker in my family)
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Offline nytquill17

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Re: Coconut Flour
« Reply #6 on: 25 August 2014, 06:27:51 PM »
Digestible carbs is probably the same thing as net carbs. What Liam said!
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Coconut Flour
« Reply #7 on: 25 August 2014, 07:21:48 PM »
I've just made a cake with half ground almonds and half ground pistachios.  Of course the pistachios are much more expensive, but I wanted the unique taste.  I was trying to make a low carb version of this cake http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/warm-peach-pistachio-and-honey-cake-3  It did work, but it's not as low carb as some cakes.  Will post the recipe when I have a bit more time.
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