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Weighing chicken?

MissNicolioliMissNicolioli Member Posts: 34 Member Member Posts: 34 Member
Are you supposed to weigh chicken before or after it's cooked for proper calorie count?

My raw 3.2 oz breast became 2.3 oz of cooked meat.

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  • diannethegeekdiannethegeek Member Posts: 14,777 Member Member Posts: 14,777 Member
    The information on your nutrition label is for the raw weight (unless the label specifies otherwise). If you need/want to weigh it after cooking, that's fine. Just be sure you're choosing an accurate and appropriate entry from the database that specifies it's for the cooked weight (ie you wouldn't use a grilled entry if you boiled it, etc)
  • MissNicolioliMissNicolioli Member Posts: 34 Member Member Posts: 34 Member
    Wow, the database is all over the map. I looked up "chicken breast cooked" and put in 3.2 oz for 5 or 6 of the choices. I got numbers from 190 to 130.

    Meat is hard.
    edited June 2016
  • MissusMoonMissusMoon Member Posts: 1,911 Member Member Posts: 1,911 Member
    The information on your nutrition label is for the raw weight (unless the label specifies otherwise). If you need/want to weigh it after cooking, that's fine. Just be sure you're choosing an accurate and appropriate entry from the database that specifies it's for the cooked weight (ie you wouldn't use a grilled entry if you boiled it, etc)

    This. If you can find a USDA entry (use USDA when you search) that will help you out a bunch.
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