A while back there was a post comparing the different tables on tahini, noting that even though each contained only sesame seeds, there were varying net carb amounts on the nutrition labels.
For a food we consume only occasionally, that hidden/misled carb or two isn't a big deal. I found a really sneaky one in my pantry, and the hidden sugar can add up. Can you find one more annoying than this?
True Lemon offers crystallized lemon juice, and what I like is that I can add the intense lemon flavor without diluting my treat or drink. I buy the "cooking baking and beverages" version. The label says "0 calories 0 g sugars Unsweetened". You can even see it yourself, right here: www.truelemonstore.com/detail/TLM+00-1253
Now I know it doesn't literally have 0 calories and 0g sugar, but I expected that it would be similar to a wedge of lemon, which is about 0.2 g. If that were the case, then the black box nutrition label could also indicate "0g" of carb. But it doesn't, it says "less than1g" (except using the symbol which SparkPeople thinks is some sneaky HTML). I looked up the labeling regulations: if labeled less than 1, it means there is more than 0.5 and less than 1g of sugar. So the carbs from the added sugar are at least 0.3g (and more than what was in the lemon) and as much as 0.7g (or almost 4 times the lemon).
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