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Sep 28, 2006 05:45 PM

Nutrition labels [moved from General Topics]

This is probably a really silly question. When it comes to canned veggies, do the nutrition facts(i.e. sodium) include the liquid or brine that the veggies sit in inside the can or do "they" assume that you drain that liquid and therefor it doesn't count?...

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  1. They assume you drain. The way to cross-check is the weight in grams of a serving and multiply it by the # of servings in the container, then check the total weight in grams of the entire amount. The weight in grams per serving is the linchpin of nutritional info.

    1. They assume you drain, but not rinse. This is particularly true for canned fruit in syrup - you can reduce the sugar and calories if you rinse.