Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
IVOCADO's Photo IVOCADO Posts: 148
10/5/07 1:00 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
They determine the food's ratio of protein, carbs, and fat per weight and then just multiply (protein and carbs have 4 calories per gram, fat has 9).

But apparently, before they figured that out, they would actually burn the food and measure the heat output. After all, a calorie is nothing but a measure of heat energy.
http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a3_
097a.html

HSAGE1212's Photo HSAGE1212 Posts: 4,596
10/5/07 12:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
How do they figure out calories on a package of food?

Edited by: HSAGE1212 at: 10/5/2007 (12:47)
 current weight: 181.0 
 
181
170.75
160.5
150.25
140
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Eat Real Food! General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Being honest with myself 9/30/2014 10:36:11 PM
Successful start with my real food lifestyle 8/4/2014 1:18:15 PM
Any books that help you? 11/30/2013 7:39:28 AM
Real Tea 8/12/2014 9:43:51 AM
Soups 5/22/2014 4:00:55 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x7716x9330041

Review our Community Guidelines