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14 April, 2006

Two-thirds fluff

Perhaps I'm unaccustomed to the conventions of food labelling, but if 100g of Sainsbury's honey roast (surely that's 'roasted'?) Wiltshire ham contains:

  • Protein: 21.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 0.3g
  • Fat: 8.9g
  • Fibre: < 0.1g
  • Salt: 2.8g
Then what's the remaining 66.1%? Minerals & vitamins? Phlogiston? Water?
Presumably the latter. The label says 'no added water', and that 111g of raw pork is used per 100g of finished product, but still, shouldn't the water content be stated?
It's not a big deal, and the quantity is entirely reasonable, but not specifying feels disingenuous, somehow.

Whatever; it tastes wonderful, especially after losing salt whilst cycling. Exactly what I needed!

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