Like me, do you almost automatically turn over containers and look at the carb count? I find myself deducting the fibre count too, almost subconsciously, to see how many net digestible carbohydrates there are per portion.
I recently discovered this isn't always a good idea. You see, some food producers deduct the fibre for you, so if you deduct it too, you're consuming more carbs than you think.
For example, look at these hemp hearts, which are available at Costco:
If you add the sugars and the fibre, they exceed the carbohydrate count, so it's pretty certain that this is a net number.
For Maranatha almond butter we see the following:
Do you see the difference? The hemp hearts list "Carbohydrates", whereas the almond butter count is for "Total Carb."
I don't know how I missed this important little detail before, and it's one more thing to look out for if you're counting carbs.