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Moose
03-11-2004, 11:30 AM
It really pisses me off when you use a certain macro breakdown for a food, and then you visit sites like....

www.Fitday.com

http://www.cyberdiet.com/reg/index.html

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/cgi-bin/nut_search.pl

http://www.ntwrks.com/~mikev/chart1a.htm

....and they all have a wide variety of breakdown for a 1 oz. piece of chicken breast. Now I know that foods can vary, but here are what some of them say....


Per 1 oz. breast meat, raw


31 cal, 0.4g fat, 0 carb, 6.5g pro

47 cal, 1g fat, 0 carb, 9g pro

50 cal, 3g fat, 0 carb, 5g pro


It's not the end of the world, but when you spend so much time logging everything and trying to be accurate.....

Maybe I'm just pissed off today.....

Anyone care to set the record straight?

Saint Patrick
03-11-2004, 12:50 PM
I just use the nutrition label from the chicken I buy.

Khar
03-11-2004, 06:46 PM
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I just use the nutrition label from the chicken I buy.

Moose
03-11-2004, 07:28 PM
Chicken with a nutrition label on it...........otherwise I wouldn't have started this thread...

beloved
03-11-2004, 07:33 PM
Chicken with a nutrition label on it...........otherwise I wouldn't have started this thread...
get the frozen bag joints

ogarchamplin
03-11-2004, 07:38 PM
I buy the big bags of frozen chicken breasts and they have a nutional label on them

Shao-LiN
03-12-2004, 01:47 AM
All the chicken I buy has a label on it. Bag of frozen ones, fresh foster farms ones, all had 'em on there.

Max-Mex
03-12-2004, 04:43 AM
Moose, go by the label on the product you are eating. That is about as accurate as you are going to get.

geoffgarcia
03-12-2004, 08:08 AM
its not just chicken.
The typical food database is accurate for the food they measure, odds are your not using that exact same product...
If your using these databases your numbers are probably off by quite a bit.

GrumpyTX
03-12-2004, 08:34 AM
I buy the freshess chicken breast I can find. I use the nutrition lable off of them and actually found one on fit day that was the same. If it needs changing to match label, then I just create a new one.

Moose
03-12-2004, 10:32 AM
Meaning the store (butcher shop) prepares and packages the chicken breasts......so obviously, there is no label on them......maybe I won't do that any more......but....

Holto
03-12-2004, 11:06 AM
or ask the butcher for a breakdown

the guys that sell free-range often have the info

aka23
03-12-2004, 11:10 AM
Per 1 oz. breast meat, raw

31 cal, 0.4g fat, 0 carb, 6.5g pro
47 cal, 1g fat, 0 carb, 9g pro
50 cal, 3g fat, 0 carb, 5g pro


It's not the end of the world, but when you spend so much time logging everything and trying to be accurate.....

Maybe I'm just pissed off today.....

Anyone care to set the record straight?

As far as I can tell, all of the listed websites match the nal.usda.gov data. The 31 cal is the total for raw chicken breast. The 47 cal is the total for roasted chicken breast. Roasted is larger than raw because water is lost in the cooking process. I am not sure where the 50 cal total came from, but judging by the large quantity of fat, it is not skinless, chicken breast.

Note that the nal.usda.gov data is listed in g. You need to multiply 100g totals by .28 to convert to 1 oz.