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How can you find carbohydrate counts for various foods?

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The United States Department of Agriculture provides a database of many common foods that can be searched by nutrient, including carbohydrates. Each individual food page also lists the carbohydrate amount.

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How can you find carbohydrate counts for various foods?
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The USDA database is searched by food groups, subsets of food and up to three different nutrients at a time. The servings are measured by household or by 100 grams.

According to SFGate, since not all carbohydrates are created equally, determining a healthy amount of carbohydrates from food labels requires additional thinking. Facts such as the dietary fiber, net carbohydrates, sugars and the ingredient list may tell a different story than the basic carbohydrate count.

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