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01 Jul 2010

Energy make up
Can anything else than protein, fat, carbs, and alcohol contribute to the energy value of food?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Lyn
No only the so-called macronutrients and alcohol contribute energy to foods and drinks: carbs - 16 kJ per gram; protein - 17 kJ per gram; fat - 37 kJ per gram; alcohol - 29 kJ per gram.
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