Food contains carbohydrates, fats, and proteins as sources of energy, plus many other important ingredients like vitamins and minerals. The carbohydrates in food have the most impact on the blood sugar. Gram Scales are convenient for measuring carbs in odd-sized foods like fruits, unsliced bread, soups, or casseroles.
Using a gram scale, you can find the amount of carbohydrate in a serving of food by:
- Weighing the food to find its total weight in grams. Note that the total weight of the food is not how many grams of carb in the food.
- Finding the food’s carb percentage in one of the food groups.
- Multiplying the food’s total weight in grams by its carb percentage.
- The result of this multiplication gives the number of grams of carbohydrate that the food contains.