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A quick fat guide

I'm just back from a month in Burma (Myanmar), Laos, Thailand and 
Japan. Vegetarian was easy, but low fat took a bit wheeling and
dealing to come by. Best places were Chinese restaurants, which
always came up with steamed veggies in fat-free sauces with 
rice or noodles.

Re: the question of tofu's fat content, using the quoted nutritional
> Calories would be 110
> protein 5.2
> fat 4.4 

4.4 grams of fat (at 9 calories per gram) equals 39.6 calories.
For 110 calories, that gives us 36 percent calories from fat.
Most tofu in the US runs between 40 and 65 percent calories from 
fat, Mori-Nu lite "one percent" tofu is about 28 percent cff.

Here's an easy rule of thumb for determining if any food is above
10 percent calories from fat. For each 100 calories, avoid anything 
over one gram of fat. 

(That would seem to be 9 percent, but many food products round-off 
anything under a half of a gram, so something showing one gram of fat 
could, in reality, be as much as 1.4 grams.)
Neal Pinckney <> Healing Heart Foundation <> Makaha, Hawaii <> AH6HM