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Interesting Macro discrepancy.


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January 13, 2019 17:56


When we search for Quest bar:
We find the Branded: “Quest Bars Protein Bar”
nf_calories: 190
we then pull the item details:
nix_item_id: “552bc3a4aabcb2325a182670”
nf_calories: 190
nf_protein: 20 * 4 = 80cals
nf_total_carbohydrate: 21 * 4 = 84 cals
nf_total_fat: 8 * 9 = 72
so total calories based on Macros would be 236.

It may be that their label is subtracting fiber, which would get us closer to the answer, but not exact. (nf_dietary_fiber: 18 subtracting comes to 164 Calories)


March 06, 2019 19:19


I know this was 2ish months ago, but hopefully this response isn’t too late to be helpful.

So this one takes a bit of nutritional knowledge to know—fiber can be categorized into two different types: soluble and insoluble. Insoluble fiber is often excluded from caloric content (although your body is actually able to utilize them for energy via gut bacteria), and that’s why calculating calories from macronutrients typically results in a diff number than listed calories.

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