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gram, abbr. g, unit of mass equal to 0.001 kilogram, the basic unit of mass in the metric system. The gram is the unit of mass in the cgs system. It is approximately equal to 0.035 avoirdupois ounce, or 0.0022 pound; a 1-pound mass equals about 453.6 grams.
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A unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram.
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The unit of mass in the centimeter-gram-second system of units, equal to 0.001 kilogram. Abbreviated g; gm.
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belonged to Sigmund; broken by Odin. [Norse Lit.: Volsung Saga]
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a metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram. It is equivalent to 15.432 grains or 0.002 205 pounds.


1. any of several leguminous plants, such as the beans Phaseolus mungo (black gram or urd) and P. aureus (green gram), whose seeds are used as food in India
2. the seed of any of these plants
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An extension of BNF used by the SIS compiler generator.

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metric system

A system of weights and measures that uses the gram, meter and liter as its primary units of weight, distance and capacity. The metric system is used all over the world except in the U.S., Liberia and Myanmar (formerly Burma). See space/time.


 milligram (1/1000) .0000022
 gram               .0022      .04
 decagram   (10)    .0220      .35
 hectogram (100)    .2204     3.5
 kilogram (1000)   2.2046    35.3


 1      =  1.06 quarts
 3.8    =  1 gallon

 Meters      Feet

 1 decameter   (10 m)      33
 1 hectometer (100 m)      328
 1 kilometer (1000 m)     3281

 Meters          Inches

 1 meter         39.37
 1 centimeter      .3937
 1 millimeter      .03937
 1 micrometer      .00003937
 1 nanometer       .00000003937

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They will count and compare ingredients and fat grams. They will complete a math sentence to help them compare the amount of fat in the milk to the amount of fat in the cheese per 28-gram (1-oz) serving of each.
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Since the fat is mostly dairy, roughly 60 to 70 of those fat grams are probably the bad (saturated) kind.
Other than dieting, behavioral warning signs may include, but are not limited to, excess intake of low-fat or "healthy" foods (e.g., diet drinks, protein shakes, energy bars, herbal or nutritional supplements); counting calories and fat grams; vegetarianism (Lindeman, Stark, & Latvala, 2000); fasting; obsessive rumination about food; skipping meals or refusing to eat; avoiding food in social situations; complaining of food allergies or hypoglycemia; substance abuse; and becoming the family cook without eating what he or she has made (Kilbourne, 1999; Thompson & Sherman).
Total Fat: This indicates the total number of fat grams from all types of fat: saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and trans.
Imagine see-through thermometers or measuring rules that indicate the weight, carbs, fat grams, or calories of the product dispensed so far.
Per-person consumption of fat grams increased from 149 to 156, a 4.5 percent increase.
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Chips and Fries Are Higher in Fat and Calories Than Baked Potatoes Baked potatoes Baked Frozen without potatoes french Nutrient Unit peel with peel Chips fries Food energy Calories 92.4 108.4 536.0 309.1 Protein Grams 2.0 2.3 7.0 4.0 Carbohydrate Grams 21.4 25.1 52.9 38.6 Total fat Grams .1 .1 34.6 16.1 Saturated fat Grams .03 .03 11.0 5.0 Dietary fiber Grams 1.5 2.4 4.5 3.2 Potassium Milligrams 388.7 415.6 1,275.0 712.0 Vitamin C Milligrams 12.7 12.82 31.1 5.3 Folate Micrograms 9.0 10.9 45.0 33.0 Vitamin A International 0 0 0 29.0 unit Source: Nutrient Data Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, USDA.