Health and Medicine Question #1275

Tony Aben, a 62 year old male from Kamloops, BC asks on February 18, 2003,

Is there a simple chart that indicates the amount of carbohydrates in various foods? If so where can I acquire one?

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The answer

Barry Shell answered on October 31, 2012

Try Bowes and Church, the definitive guide to food and it's nutritional components. You can also find this in most libraries. It's very useful, and a great investment. Online there's a good chart at What's Cooking America. Many such charts are now available online, as are calorie counting apps for smartphones such as MyFitnessPal, which can scan barcodes on purchased food items and return the nutritional content of the product.

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