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Freekeh - new low carb grain - %m/m ???? any nutritionists out there?


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Can anyone help translate this? It's supposed to be better than brown rice but I don't understand the nutritional label.  Their website spends a lot of words comparing it to brown & white rice rather than expressing nutrition information in the usual format.  For example

http://www.greenwheatfreekeh.com.au/nutrition .php

per 100 grams

Moisture %m/m 10.8

Protein %m/m up to 12.6

Unsaturated Fat %m/m 2.7

Total Carbohydrate 72

Energy kj 1471

Dietary Fiber %m/m up to 16.5

It would be AWESOME if someone could translate this to grams for me!!

Also, what is Energy? 

I'll be making the freekeh later this week or the weekend.  I'll post an update on how it tastes!
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Here's the info:

Nutrition facts
Serving size ¼ cup (33g) dry
Calories 100 Cal. From fat 0
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Total fat ................... 0g
Saturated fat ........... 0g
Cholesterol ............. 0g
Sodium ................... 0g
Total Carb. ........... 24g
Dietary Fiber .......... 5g
Sugars .................... 0g
Protein ................... 3g

From this site:  http://sunbulah.tripod.com/sunbulahfoodstuffc orp/id10.html

This is what they mean by energy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_energy

Thanks ahazel1980!!  
Original Post by vbnet:

Can anyone help translate this? It's supposed to be better than brown rice but I don't understand the nutritional label.  Their website spends a lot of words comparing it to brown & white rice rather than expressing nutrition information in the usual format.  For example

http://www.greenwheatfreekeh.com.au/nutrition .php

per 100 grams

Moisture %m/m 10.8

Protein %m/m up to 12.6

Unsaturated Fat %m/m 2.7

Total Carbohydrate 72

Energy kj 1471

Dietary Fiber %m/m up to 16.5

It would be AWESOME if someone could translate this to grams for me!!

Also, what is Energy? 

I'll be making the freekeh later this week or the weekend.  I'll post an update on how it tastes!

The numbers look different because they're in metric (presumably due to it being an Australian site?)  %m/m means percent mass-over-mass.  That means that the %m/m will be equal to the number of grams in 100g.  There's 4.184 calories in a kJ, so divide the number of kJ by 4.184.  That gives me:

100 g having 352 calories, up to 12.6 g protein, 2.7 g unsaturated fat, 72 g carbs of which up to 16.5 g is fibre.

Translating that to the 33 g serving listed in the post above gives 117 cal, up to 4.2 g protein, 0.9 g unsaturated fat, 24 g carbs of which up to 5.5 g is fibre.

These numbers are similar to hazel's; I expect the differences are due to them coming from different sources.  I hope that wasn't too teacher-y; I'm a chemistry teacher so these sorts of numbers games are second nature to me.

 

Thanks Susan!  These numbers are blowing me away.  24 grams of carbs (that aren't sugar) in a serving.  I'll be cooking it tonight to have for dinner tomorrow.  I'll let everyone know what it tastes like.

This food is a dieter's dream and, if you sautee tons of vegetables, you won't be hungry for a long, long time. And it is LOADED with fiber: 17g per serving (1 cup). You could also add some chicken breast. Cook the freekeh just as you would rice (and it is better if made with low sodium chicken stock). Another nice thing to do is sprinkle the finished product with some lime juice

Here is the nutrition information for ONE serving only (taken from the side of box sold/manufactured by Ziyad. (www.ziyad.com). (If you are close to a C-Town supermarket, they sell it there)

One serving:

Calories: 360

Fat: 2.5 g

Cholesterol: 0

Sodium: 5 mg

Total Carbohydrate: 72 g

Fiber: 17 grams!!!

Sugar: 0 grams

Protein 13 g

plus 25% of daily Iron requirements; 6% calcium

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