Where are the extra carbs?

@sedel1027 (17855)
United States
March 17, 2008 11:06am CST
I have noticed this on a lot of packaging. The Total Carbs will be 19 grams. The break down will be Fiber 4g, Sugar 5g. So where is the missing 10 grams?
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
18 Mar 08
That is a good question. I'm not sure about that either. I haven't paid much attention to it though. I wander why they do not provide the rest of the information on where the other 10 carbs are? That is weird.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
17 Mar 08
To our hips? I don't know, sometimes if reading the label is too confusing I wonder if we should be consuming that product..
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
17 Mar 08
LOL well I was eating an organic, all natural, granola bar.
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@eden32 (3976)
• United States
18 Mar 08
Adding to what the first responder, and your response to them- an item has X amount of carbs and then the sugar and fiber are subtracted from that. With your granola bar, oats have carbohydrates- based on the info you wrote here it must be about 14 grams. Now 4 of those grams are the oat's fiber, so they 'count' against the total number. I'm guessing the sugar carbs are a sprinkling of sugar that's added to the granola bar, but they could just as easily be part of the oat too. The 10 not shown carbs aren't anything added, they're just how many carbs oats inherently have- does that make sense?