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Hello all!

We had ribs for dinner tonight, but I'm struggling with counting it correctly. I'm attaching a picture of the nutritional information on the box.

My husband and I split the package, so each had half. I would have expected my portion to be 445 calories (990 for the whole package, divided by two).

However, I weighed my portion of ribs before I ate them and it weighed 205g. I then weighed the bones when I was done and they were 100g even. So the actual edible portion was 105g.

Does that seem right? So, my 1/2 rack was actually less than that estimate 1/3 to be at 160g. If that's the case, my portion (105g) was 217 calories which seems low.

Thanks!

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• Posts: 1,285 Member
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That's what happens with packaged food. Use the grams you weighed.
• Posts: 5,209 Member
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19 grams of sugar in ribs? Must have been good!
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I would take all of the numbers and multiply them by three. Take those numbers and divide them by half. So for the calories for example: 330 x 3 = 990. 990 / 2 = 495 Your portion for calories was 495.
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When in doubt, estimate on the high side.
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edited June 2018
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With calories if it seems to good to be true it almost always is. By weight your portion is 423 calories.

ETA: If you didn't weigh your husband's portion to see if he got 275ish you may still want to record the entire half at 495.
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Were the ribs sold raw or cooked? If raw - the given weight would be for the raw meat which has more water.