Carb Check Please


(Mom to kids who eat bacon & butter) #1

So I used CarbManager to scan some heavy whipping cream:

CarbManager tells me it’s 0g carbs for a cup. Can someone who had Chronometer or another app weigh in on what their app says?

(Barcode below)


MyFitnessPal states per tablespoon

50 calories
5g fat
Zero carbs
Zero protein

Hope this helps :blush:

(bulkbiker) #3

What’s on the ingredients list?

(Mom to kids who eat bacon & butter) #4


A cup of heavy whipping cream has about 7 net carbs. Anything that says zero is probably using the tablespoon serving size, which is rounded down to zero.

(Mom to kids who eat bacon & butter) #6

I’ve just been letting it record as 0 when I log, since it’s mostly fat. I’m thinking of trying a fat fast (I want autophagy, but don’t exactly have the weight to spare).

(bulkbiker) #7

Even double cream in the UK has 2.6g of carbs per 100 ml so I find it hard to believe that HWC which has less fat has fewer carbs,
Dodgy US serving sizes I guess.

(Steve) #8

I have been using the ‘Lose it’ app for the last year.
Here’s what mine says for 1 cup of cream.


That is not correct.

It’s showing zero net carbs because it is multiplying the stats for a 1-tablespoon serving size to get the 1-cup size. But the 0.4+ grams of carbs in a 1-tablespoon serving size is rounded down to zero. So, instead of showing the 7 net carbs (i.e. 16 * 0.4+), it is showing 0 net carbs (i.e. 16 * 0).

(Mom to kids who eat bacon & butter) #10

Still, it’s a great ratio of fat to carbs!

(Steve) #11

I’m still getting zero for a Tbsp, my app I guess?

(Mom to kids who eat bacon & butter) #12

It’s still rounding down, as it’s less than 0.5g

(It's all about the bacon, baby) #13

From the USDA Food Composition Database:

Nutrient Unit Value per 100 g cup, whipped (120 g) cup, fluid (yields 2 cups whipped—238 g) tbsp (15 g) fl oz (29.8 g)
Water g 57.71 69.25 137.35 8.66 17.20
Energy kcal 340 408 809 51 101
Protein g 2.84 3.41 6.76 0.43 0.85
Total lipid (fat) g 36.08 43.30 85.87 5.41 10.75
Carbohydrate, by difference g 2.84 3.41 6.76 0.43 0.85
Fiber, total dietary g 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Sugars, total g 2.92 3.50 6.95 0.44 0.87

(Sam) #14

My senza app will only measure this product in tbsp, but has 4 NC for 10 TBSP.