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booster1
10-08-2002, 05:46 PM
Lets say I take about 14 oz. of raw chicken breast, and throw it onto a pan to fry. After its all rosie color, it weighs like two-thirds of the previous weight. According to the facts I should be geting about 110g of protien and 600 calories. My question is, do I still get that or do I get two-thirds of that?

Nick

The_Chicken_Daddy
10-09-2002, 04:37 AM
Depends where you got your breakdowns from.

Sometimes they're quoted as 'raw' and other times as 'cooked' breakdowns.

More often than not, however, they are on about cooked weight.

So if 100g chicken is quoted as having 24g protein from cooked weight, and you cook 100g chicken and it becomes 70g chicken, you're gonna get about (24 x .7) 16.8g protein.

Bullrider Billy
10-09-2002, 09:22 AM
It doesn't matter, since the loss of weight is from water.

The_Chicken_Daddy
10-09-2002, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by Bullrider Billy
It doesn't matter, since the loss of weight is from water.

Yes, the cooking removes the water, but the food's breakdown is usually determined from cooked weight, so if he has 100g un-cooked chicken, after cooking he ain't gonna have 100g chicken.

Therefore, if he wants 24g of protein from chicken breast (going on 100g having 24g protein), he'd have to cook 130g [I think].

(I just quickly worked that out, i'm not sure if it's true).