Understanding Carb Counts

Filed under: Atkins Diet — Tags: — @ January 26, 2006

Laura Dolson responds to a readers question:

bq. I made your recipe for Basic Flax Meal Focaccia Bread. It is delicious. But, I have a question. The package of flax seed meal says there are 5 grams of carbohydrate per 2 T serving. The recipe calls for 2 cups of the flax seed meal. How does that work out to only 0.8 grams of carbohydrate per each of 12 servings? Does the flax seed meal lose carbs during the cooking process?

Laura responds thouroghly, so be sure to check out the whole article. Here’s a brief quote:

bq. Every food varies in composition from one to another. The particular variety of plant or animal, where it grew, the weather, the fertilizer


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