Food weighing question

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  1. Things that have been baked are generally lighter than when raw, because some of the water comes out as steam.
    Things that have been boiled (rice, pasta, veggies) are heavier, because they absorb water.
    So just try to figure out whether your calorie counter is counting raw weight or cooked weight, and compare raw to raw, cooked to cooked.

  2. Do you have another sweet potato at home that is similar size that you can weigh?

  3. I do, but there is a big difference between raw and cooked so I was wondering which one to use. I ate it cooked so I would think this is the calorie info I should use.I just wasnt sure if when I weigh it, I should use the ounces or grams or if there was a difference.

  4. I personally use the raw measurements becasue there is less chance for variables in nutrition information.
    As for oz vs. g I don't think it would make much if any difference what you used.

  5. From my experience weighing food... Most sweat potatoes lose close to a quarter of its raw weight through cooking. So if you know what it weights cooked, then multiply that weight by about 1.25 to get its approx raw weight. And just incase you weren't sure, 28grams = 1 ounce. It doesn't matter whether you use cooked wieght or raw weight, or whether you use ounces or grams, just stay consistant with what you use.

  6. ^^^correction^^^ when figuring out the raw weight of a baked sweat potatoe, take the baked weight and divide by 0.75, 100g/0.75 = about 133g raw. But this is just for the sweat potato, different foods lose various amounts of water, but this is just what I have found to be a good approx. for sweat potatoes.

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