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November 16, 2007 at 10:37 pm #5536

@Dr J wrote:

It depends, but doesn’t always.

If you take digestibility into account, the protein in meat yields of 4.27 calories per gram. Fruit protein is only 3.36 calories per gram.

Fat in meat and eggs gives of 9.03 calories per gram, compared with 8.37 calories per gram in vegetables. And carbohydrate can yield from 3.82 calories to 4.11 calories per gram depending on the source.

A quick thanks to Christian Finn for cluing me in 🙂

heh, I thought it was going to really change my target cals up!