Friday, July 08, 2005

Protein Confuses Me

The "Protein" row on the Nutrition Facts on foods confuses me.

I'll grab two foods close to me. On them I see:
Protein 10g (20%)
Protein 12g (22%)

However, if I look a little closer at some other foods I see:
Protein 2g
Protein 2g (not a significant source of Protein)
Protein 3g
Protein 4g
Protein 6g

And I KNOW that recently I saw one that had:
Protein 16g

What does it take for a Protein row to earn a percentage?

Is it better to eat proteins from foods where there is a percentage?

It's all very confusing.

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