Did y’all know about this?
"Is glycerin a carbohydrate? No, according to the manufacturers of several nutrition bars. Yes, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Who would you believe?..
…several companies that make nutrition bars haven’t been counting their glycerin. One half of the 30 nutrition bars that ConsumerLab.com just tested exceeded their claimed levels of carbohydrates, often by large amounts. This organization, based in White Plains, New York, provides independent test results and information to help consumers and healthcare professionals evaluate health, wellness, and nutrition products.
‘One product, which described itself as a low carbohydrate diet bar, claimed only 2 grams of carbohydrates, but was found to actually contain 22 grams,’ the ConsumerLab site says. ‘A clue as to why this discrepancy existed was a statement written in small type on the product’s label indicating that it contained glycerin but that the manufacturer was not counting glycerin as a carbohydrate.’ "
(Thanks, Gerri for sending me on a Google hunt for glycerin.)
This article is old (2000) and I couldn’t find a more-recent articles about the outcome of this…um, food fight between the FDA and manufacturers.
Do you eat things with glycerine in them? How does it impact your BG?