What is more: a pound of sugar or a pound of potatoes? You might say that these are equal amounts. After all, a pound is a pound. But now take a look at the calories: those certainly do make a difference. One pound of sugar contains 2010 calories, whereas one pound of potatoes only accounts for 420 calories. Our food is deceptive. Something might look like a small snack, but could contain the same number of calories as a full dinner. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have a visual nutrition table that shows you how much you really eat? It would certainly leave more of a clear impression than the usual list of nutritional values.

Calculation after weighing the product:
1 gram carbohydrate = 4 kcal
1 gram fat = 9 kcal
1 gram protein = 4 kcal


Nutrition facts Source: Package label information  +


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