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The Bellinghman
Date: 2011-06-27 14:43
Subject: When Wikipedia goes wrong
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Today's front page article on Baconnaise contains a table listing the supposed nutritional values per 13g serving.

It would appear that a serving contains 0.08 kCal of energy.

It also manages to contain 9g of fat (a figure not surprising in anything like a mayonnaise, which is after all a way of consuming flavoured emulsified oils).

Something that manages to be both mostly fat, and almost free from calories? I don't think so. I think it's not 0.08 kCal, I think it's 0.08 MCal, or 80 kCal, three orders of magnitude higher than quoted.

ETA: Oh dear, it was all too much for tisiphone, so you'll have to look back in the history to see what I was on about.
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Sarcasticia Nitpickerson
User: tisiphone
Date: 2011-06-27 14:01 (UTC)
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Yes, I think they have made the classic mistake of not realizing that what are commonly listed on nutritional labels in the United States as "calories" are actually kCal. (And of course, I couldn't just leave it alone. Sigh.)

Edited at 2011-06-27 02:02 pm (UTC)
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