You know some of the things that I find that are very annoying are the discrepancies in the carb counting charts.. for example one of my favorites "Shiitake" mushroom.
In my Japanese official nutrition catalogue it has the above mushroom tallying in at .5 carbs with .4 carbs per mushroom but the Atkins carb calculator has it at a whopping 2.2 carbs per shroom.
Another example is the all powerful and breakfast favorite "eggs". In Japan, a whole egg is counted at .2 grams where as we all know that in the Atkins plan it is counted as .6 grams.
I talked to the nutritionist at our school about the discrepancies and she said it was to due to the type of feed that the chickens eat that lay the eggs. Hmm..so I wonder are Japanese chickens on a low carb diet?? As their lower stats on the all important carb line shine when compared to their American counterparts?!
I wonder can someone give me a better explanation? Cuz this enquiring low carber really wants to know. o.O and btw.. most of the nutrition stats are the same or really close to each other when comparing.