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cooking sprays

On Wed, 11 Nov 1998 draccor@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

> 1-4g of fat looks alot better to me than 10g for a spoon of oil.

in response to:

> On Thu, 17 Sep 1998 07:53:14 -0400, you wrote:
> >Just look at the typical serving on the label.... it is .25 gram....
> >And as we know, if the typical serving size has less then .5 grm of fat,
> >they can list it as fatfree with 0 calories from fat.  But, if in actuality
> >it has ~.5 gram (per 1/3 sec), and you were to spray for 1 -3 seconds, then
> >you are actually getting 1.5 - 4.5 grams of fat.

And, just as a scientific note, if the typical serving is .25 grams, it
cannot contain .5 grams of fat.  My guess is that the .25g serving is 100%
fat and thus .25g of fat.  So, a one second spray =3/4 g fat, and a three
second spray is just over 2 g fat.

This is still better than a spoonful of oil, but the point is well-taken
that sprays are still oil.  They are just supposed to be a good way to get
a pretty light coating of oil.

Susan "Two weeks till I can say 'Trust me, I'm a doctor'!" Lehman
Go Heels!