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Google vs. Chowhound: Anyone got spring roll wrappers on hand?

tatamagouche Jun 19, 2011 02:38 PM

Hate to dumb the boards down with a calorie question, but trying to Google the nutritional info for a large rice wrapper, I'm getting every answer from 58 calories to 238. That's a huge difference. I'd just go to the store and look at a package, but I'm in a time bind, so I figured, *surely* there's some trusty hound who knows the answer off the top of his/her head.

Thanks!

  1. ipsedixit Jun 19, 2011 04:02 PM

    I think it's going to vary, tata.

    Depending on the thickness, ingredients, etc.

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    1. re: ipsedixit
      goodhealthgourmet Jun 19, 2011 04:55 PM

      that's why it's best just to go by weight.

    2. goodhealthgourmet Jun 19, 2011 03:37 PM

      somewhere between 80 & 90 calories per oz.

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet
        tatamagouche Jun 19, 2011 03:48 PM

        Judging by all comments, sounds about right. Thanks guys!

      2. JoanN Jun 19, 2011 03:25 PM

        Boy! These number really are all over the map, aren't they?

        My spring roll wrappers say that one 13 gram piece is one serving and that that one serving is 35 calories.

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        1. re: JoanN
          L.Nightshade Jun 19, 2011 03:28 PM

          Not too far off from my package. If you break a serving down by grams, 13 grams would be about 42 calories.

          1. re: L.Nightshade
            JoanN Jun 19, 2011 03:43 PM

            Math was never my strong suit. :-)

            1. re: JoanN
              L.Nightshade Jun 19, 2011 03:45 PM

              Well, these labels don't make it easy!

        2. L.Nightshade Jun 19, 2011 03:14 PM

          Can you do math with not enough info? I have a package that says 280 cals per serving. Serving size 85 grams. Total package weight says 12 oz. Servings per package 4.5. How many wrappers per package? I don't know. I've got 12 left but I've used a few. So maybe 16 or 18? Sorry, may not be much help, but clearly there are several wrappers in a 280 cal serving.

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          1. re: L.Nightshade
            tatamagouche Jun 19, 2011 03:17 PM

            Guys, this is totally helpful—thanks!

            Although I will never understand why brands don't use the same weight measurements across the board. If the package is 12 oz., the serving size should be in oz.! Is it deliberate obfuscation, I've always wondered?

            Oh, PS: L.N., are those large (8 in. or 10 in.)?

            1. re: tatamagouche
              L.Nightshade Jun 19, 2011 03:23 PM

              Had to find a measure tape! 8.5 inches.

              Agree about the weights. It's like one person does the front label, another does the back.

              1. re: L.Nightshade
                tatamagouche Jun 19, 2011 03:48 PM

                Ha, exactly. Thanks!

          2. jenscats5 Jun 19, 2011 03:12 PM

            The spring roll wrappers that you soften in water? If so, the ones I have for 100g say this on the package, svgs = 3.4 per package, Net weight 12 oz./340g.

            Cals = 337
            Fat = 0
            Carbs = 84g
            Protein = 1g

            1. mamachef Jun 19, 2011 03:03 PM

              Whoof, that's a huge difference. I don't have the exact answer, but it only makes sense that it would be along the lines of any other extremely thin wrappery kinda thing made with any grain or rice flour...I'm thinking around 80 or so, per. Probably even less.

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              1. re: mamachef
                inaplasticcup Jun 19, 2011 03:09 PM

                Don't have them in front of me, but I think mc's ballpark sounds about right.

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