Fresh fruit

sparrow29
By sparrow29 Latest Reply 2012-12-02 12:23:27 -0600
Started 2012-11-21 16:07:55 -0600

Just wondering where/how I find out the carbs in fresh fruit?? I'm on the pump and count every carb…Thanks in advance


9 replies

dubyadd
dubyadd 2012-12-01 21:32:11 -0600 Report

if you are concerned about carbs, fruit is not your friend. Stick to the berries, blue, black, ras, and straw. are all low in carbs and hi in all the good stuff.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2012-11-22 16:28:36 -0600 Report

A friend gave me a Chefmate Digital Nutrition Scale bought at Target. I find it invaluable for calculating the number of carb grams in any individual apple. Since apples vary greatly in size and I usually eat an apple with PB for lunch, it helps me properly account for the carbs. I have been using an insulin pump for a little over a year. To use the scale, you input a code for the individual food (found in a booklet that comes with the scale), weigh it, and it displays the nutritional values, including carb counts. I find it indispensable.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-11-21 17:27:01 -0600 Report

i use a couple of different sources foodpocker.org ~ http://foodpicker.org/ or Nutritiondata self.com ~ http://nutritiondata.self.com/

Nick1962
Nick1962 2012-11-21 19:22:56 -0600 Report

FWIW, i use Nutritiondata self.com almost exclusively. It seems to be the most up to date, and even has some fruits listed out by variety and growing reagion. The same grapes in Washington State versus Sanoma Cali may have almost 40% higer sugar content. Same applies to oranges. Not all fruits are equal.

Irish1951
Irish1951 2012-11-21 16:39:24 -0600 Report

A good source is CalorieKing. Either the book in paperback or am app on the iPhone. The app is free.

ShellyLargent
ShellyLargent 2012-11-21 16:38:42 -0600 Report

I use a few different things. I have an app on my phone, My Fitness Pal, that has a food database in it. I also have a built-in food database in my pump (Omni Pod). I also will sometimes use the Calorie King phone app to look up foods. If you don't have a smart phone, you can always get Calorie King's book. It's pretty small, fits perfect into a purse or bag. It's only about $8 at most bookstores and Walmart.

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