View Full Version : Dumb question about broccoli...

11-30-2004, 08:21 PM
Why are there different nutrition facts for "raw broccoli" and "cooked broccoli"?

Heating up broccoli in water doesn't change the caloric content, but when I looked up the calories for broccoli there was a different amount for "1 cup raw" and "1 cup cooked" ?? What's going on?

11-30-2004, 10:30 PM
i know when you eat vegetables raw vs. cooked...steaming for instance will drain something like 60% of the nutrients out of the vegetable....well thats atleast my mom used to tell me all the time. But im not too sure as the caloric content.

12-01-2004, 10:38 AM
weight, that why... look if you measure you broccoli raw, then cook, rely on the raw measurment, but if you do vice versa, rely on cooked measurment. Besides nutrient loss, there also water loss/retention (depending on what your cook), so it changes weight. LIke 3 oz raw chicken breast is like 95 cal, when 3 oz cook is about 140 or 50 somethng. If you yeirld 3oz if cooked chicken your weighing after the water has left, so your three oz cook was like 5 oz raw.

12-01-2004, 10:54 AM
thats like saying 1 cup of rice dry before cooking is the same as 1 cup of rice cooked... uh no? it adds volume that 1 cup ends up becoming about 2 cups measured.... think think think think

12-01-2004, 01:23 PM
But unlike rice, cooking broccoli doesn't change the volume, and "1 cup" is a measure of volume not weight

12-01-2004, 03:37 PM
i explained it wrong. but that is all... peace outzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz of this thread.