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Same Calories, Different Fat Content?


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Same Calories, Different Fat Content?

AgentRed | | Aug 23, 2010 06:36 PM

Hey Folks

I was checking the nutritional info on tortilla chips and whole wheat matzo crackers when I realized that, for a 28gram (1oz) serving, they both had roughly the same amount of calories (110 and 130 I believe).

However, the tortilla chips had 6 grams of fat, while the matzo crackers had 0.5g. Further, the tortilla chips has 1g of fiber, the crackers had 5g. Calories from fat for the tortilla chips and crackers came to 50 and 10 respectively.

But what's the take away here? I would think that if one food has more fat, it will have more calories and thus be less healthy. But if they have the same calorie content, can I feel free to eat tortilla chips instead of crackers? That doesn't seem very healthy...

I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post this, but I use chowhound for everything else food related, so... hmmm..

Thanks for your thoughts!

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