Subject: How calorie content of foods is determined (minus nondigestables)
Date: Wed Aug 18 10:05:09 1999
Posted by Jamie Crannell
Grade level: teacher/prof
School: Chaska high School
City: Chaska State/Province: MN
Area of science: Biochemistry
We have a bomb calorimeter that the students will use to determine the
energy content of various foods. How can they correct for nondigestable
energy? How is this actually done for the labels put on all foods? Is
this experimentally determined or is it calculated based on ingredients?
Re: How calorie content of foods is determined (minus nondigestables)
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