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There is a lot of controversy over net carbs. The FDA does not regulate the term so it's meaning is, pretty much, left up to the opinion of this or that researcher. Many researchers do not agree.

Google: "net carbs" to join the controversy.

The idea is that certain carbohydrates contribute to increased blood glucose (sugar) levels, while other don't. Most people agree with this - at least so far. Here's where it gets hairy.

Camp 1 says:
Net carbs of a food are determined by subtracting the carbs derived from fiber and sugar alcohol from the total carbs.

Camp 2 says:
Net carbs of a food are determined by subtracting the carbs derived from fiber -
but not sugar alcohol - from the total carbs.

Both camps are absolutely and totally convinced they are right - nothing you can say will change their minds. Don't bother arguing with them just do the Google then choose your camp.
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Just what are "net carbs - effective carbs" ?