View Full Version : where are the other carbs?

01-16-2009, 08:34 AM
So this has always bugged me but i never thought to ask until now. I read all the time where the carbs listed are not all the carbs there and I wonder where the others are...

Example my muscle milk says

16g carbs
0 dietary fiber
6g sugar

so where are the other 10?

anyone have a method for finding out?

01-16-2009, 10:17 AM
by process of elimination, im gunna guess starch

01-16-2009, 10:27 AM
It's Maltodextrin

01-16-2009, 10:27 AM
read the ingredients

01-16-2009, 10:29 AM
Your question isn't articulated very well.

All the carbs are there probably [as "Total carbohydrate content
shall be calculated by subtraction of the sum of the crude protein,
total fat, moisture, and ash from the total weight of the food."] - up to truly 16 grams worth - 6 sugars and at most 10 'complex'. You have to look at the ingredients. The protein & maltodextrin contribute to this.

check out the regulations regarding the labeling: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/21cfr101.9.htm