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Pasta is the weight cooked or dry

Redshell1977Redshell1977 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
Hi new to this. I am have wholewheat spaghetti. It says 100g. Is that before when dry or after cooking. Thanks

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  • lin_belin_be Posts: 393Member Member Posts: 393Member Member
    Usually it’s dry unless the package says otherwise.
  • Redshell1977Redshell1977 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
  • wilson10102018wilson10102018 Posts: 291Member Member Posts: 291Member Member
    Dry pasta has 100 calories per ounce. Experiment with it. Start with 4 ounces dry and see how much that is. Relax. Its only 400 calories and with a no-oil tomato sauce it will come in under 500 calories and be too much to eat. There are some folks on here that think that 3 ounces is a little tiny serving. It isn't. Try it and see.

    For my part, 7 jumbo shrimp sauteed in a pat of butter (7g) and some Better Than Boullion Lobster Base, some garlic, shallots and 2 ounces of thin spaghetti is all I need. 350 calories. Spa food.
  • try2againtry2again Posts: 3,272Member Member Posts: 3,272Member Member
    Dry pasta has 100 calories per ounce.

    In general. I use a higher fiber pasta that is 75/oz. Occasionally I use an added protein pasta that is 90/oz. I'm sure there are other examples as well.
  • try2againtry2again Posts: 3,272Member Member Posts: 3,272Member Member
    Package numbers are for dry weight. If cooking multiple servings, weigh it out before you cook it and after so you know how much cooked weight your individual serving is. In my experience, the cooked weight tends to be about 3X the dry weight, but this will vary.
    edited January 14
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