Weighing apples before or after you core it?!?

cocolo89
cocolo89 Posts: 1,171 Member
Soo I have a question! When you weigh your fruits, to get an accurate calorie, do you weigh them before or after your core them? Or with oranges, before or after you peel them?

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  • Jorra
    Jorra Posts: 3,338 Member
    You weigh the parts you eat.

    Alternatively, you weigh all of it and later subtract the weight of the parts you don't eat.
  • cocolo89
    cocolo89 Posts: 1,171 Member
    ok thanks, that makes sense. When I read the back of the bag it would say 1 medium apple, 90cal for 6.4 oz, so that's what confused me a little. I just didn't want take away additional calories and cheat myself.
  • mfoster1019
    mfoster1019 Posts: 152 Member
    i asked this same question not too long ago regarding oranges. i had been weighing the whole orange and inputing that number. then i go thinking that i don't eat the rind, so why include that right? so i started weighing just the parts that i was actually eating and entering that number. hubby told me i was doing it wrong, so now i am back to weighing the whole thing and using that number. i got opinions from both sides on how i should do it. i'm still confused, but for now i weigh the whole thing.
  • Jorra
    Jorra Posts: 3,338 Member
    i asked this same question not too long ago regarding oranges. i had been weighing the whole orange and inputing that number. then i go thinking that i don't eat the rind, so why include that right? so i started weighing just the parts that i was actually eating and entering that number. hubby told me i was doing it wrong, so now i am back to weighing the whole thing and using that number. i got opinions from both sides on how i should do it. i'm still confused, but for now i weigh the whole thing.

    Your intuition was right. You shouldn't count the calories for something that doesn't go into your mouth. Your body isn't using the energy of the orange rind that's sitting in the compost.
  • froeschli
    froeschli Posts: 1,292 Member
    I used to et apples core and all...
    But I cut off what I don't intend to eat before weighing - I don't care if it's the right thing to do - it gives me more to eat :-p
    Mind, I am not too thorough on drying fruit and veggies after washing before I plop them on the scales...
  • IvoryParchment
    IvoryParchment Posts: 651 Member
    you have to find a calorie reference for the edible parts of the fruit. Something like "orange segments" or "raw chopped apple" and use the grams of weight.