Problem: Table 5.5: Compositions and Fuel ValuesFuelValuekJ/gkcal/g(Cal/g)Carbohydrate174Fat389Protein174A particular chip snack food is composed of 14 % protein, 16 % fat, and the rest carbohydrate. What percentage of the Calorie content of this food is fat?

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Assume 100 g of chip snack:

  • 16 g fat
  • 14 g protein


g carbohydrates = 100 - (14 + 16) = 70 g


%Cal fat=Cal fattotal Cal×100


total Cal=16 g×9 Calg+14 g× 4 Calg+70 g× 4 Calg=480 Cal

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Table 5.5: Compositions and Fuel Values

FuelValue

kJ/gkcal/g(Cal/g)
Carbohydrate174
Fat389
Protein174


A particular chip snack food is composed of 14 % protein, 16 % fat, and the rest carbohydrate. What percentage of the Calorie content of this food is fat?

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