Our expert says:
Fibre is not necessarily a complete carbohydrate, seeing that it contains indigestible fractions. The new SA labelling regulations that were published on 1 March 2010 will require that the Jungle Oats label states: Total Glycaemic Carbohydrates 56.2 g per 100 g and Dietary fibre 10.8 g per 100g", as two separate categories. Both components are used to calculate the energy content of the food, for example the Glycaemic carbs contribute 17 kJ per gram, while dietary fibre contributes 8 kJ per gram (on average depending on the compounds in the dietary fibre where the energy content can vary from 1,3 to 8 kJ per gram). So in your example the total carbs are 56.2 g and the dietary fibre is 10.8g per 100 g of the oats.
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