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wannabeBuFF
02-28-2003, 03:24 PM
ok. i got this mandarin orange juice in a can. its 8.0OL OZ.
nutrition facts:
calories: 115
sugars: 21g
protein: 9g

ingredients:
mandarin orange
sac(15%)
orange juice(10%)
water, suger, citric acid, vitamin-c, natural flavor.


do you guys think it is true that this contains 9g of protein. are they lying?

this is made in Korea too.

jello_g
02-28-2003, 03:28 PM
9 grams in a glass of OJ? That's more than a cup of milk! Unbelievable. I'd need to see proof. Who is the manufacturer? :eek:

MrWebb78
02-28-2003, 03:29 PM
might be true, but its an incomplete protein source.

Shao-LiN
02-28-2003, 09:41 PM
Also has 21 grams of sugar. It's more a carb source than protein source.

bigkevin20
03-01-2003, 03:30 PM
Hey if you bulking drink up

ryan1117
03-01-2003, 04:00 PM
Wouldn't the carbs and protein equal more than the listed calories or are the 4 calories per gram just an approximation?

(21*4)+(9*4)=120

aka23
03-01-2003, 04:53 PM
Originally posted by wannabeBuFF
ok. i got this mandarin orange juice in a can. its 8.0OL OZ.
nutrition facts:
calories: 115
sugars: 21g
protein: 9g

ingredients:
mandarin orange
sac(15%)
orange juice(10%)
water, suger, citric acid, vitamin-c, natural flavor.


do you guys think it is true that this contains 9g of protein. are they lying?

A typical 8oz Manadrin Orange Juice drink would have nutrition facts like:
Calories: 90
Sugars: 21g
Protein: 1.5g

A typical 8oz Orange Juice drink would have nutrition facts like:
Calories: 110
Sugars: 26g
Protein: 1.7g

9g of protein is quite a bit higher than I would expect. It is possible that the drink is protein fortified, or the "sac" is very concentrated in protein, but this seems unlikely. I think human error is more likely.



Wouldn't the carbs and protein equal more than the listed calories or are the 4 calories per gram just an approximation?

(21*4)+(9*4)=120

The 4 grams per carb is just an approximation. OJ typically has about 3.9 calories per gram. Note that the total sugars is not necessarily the same as the number of carbs. It is interesting that the (21+9)*3.9~=115.

body
03-02-2003, 07:25 AM
looks wrong to me. that ratio of protien to carbs seems very wrong compared normal.
normally there is about 10 times more carbs than protein per serving.

andy51
03-02-2003, 08:08 PM
could there be .9 grams of protein as in 9/10 that peroid could be small double check it

body
03-03-2003, 04:37 AM
yep 0.9 is more likely to be correct.

the pack nutritional label may be wrong. that does happen as nutritionist are not people who check the label in most cases. the people who check it are more people concerend with food quality, safety etc.