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Question #31216 posted on 12/07/2006 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What animal product is high in carbohydrates?

- (My Alias Here)

A: Dear (Your Alias There),

Animals don't usually make carbohydrates (at least not in great abundance), they usually burn them. There are, however, a couple of notable exceptions.

Milk and honey are your best bets for finding carbohydrates in animal products. Honey has more carbohydrates than any other animal product, weighing in at 82.4 grams of carbohydrate per 100 grams of honey. Because of its lactose content, milk is also high in carbohydrates, relatively speaking, with between 4.5 grams and 5.5 grams of carbohydrate per 100 grams of milk. Now, that's high for an animal product, but not necessarily high on an absolute scale.

Interestingly, egg substitute powder is remarkably high in carbs--over 20 grams out of 100. Carb Counter is a free online resource that will give you numbers on just about any food.

May you always remember to burn more carbohydrates than you consume, and never have to carry them around with you,