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eatit
01-20-2006, 03:27 PM
I'm a little confused here. On fitday a cup of boiled (no salt, drained) brocolli has 43 calories whereas raw it has 24. I thought boiling veggies drained them of their nutrients not gave them more.... what gives?

Bruise Brubaker
01-20-2006, 03:37 PM
Boiled takes less room, thus there is more broccoli in a cup of boiled broccoli.

Anyway, steaming is by FAR the best method to cook veggies.

eatit
01-20-2006, 07:45 PM
i'm actually shooting for less nutrients as i'm playing around with a variation of the PSMF. So you can imagine how dissapointed i was when i thought i was getting more calories.


Also: boiling veggies doesn't actually reduce their size... so a cup of chopped broccoli is a cup of choppec broccoli no?

tigo
01-20-2006, 10:12 PM
mm if i were you i'd get a cheap food scale
cups are not really that great a way to measure raw food.. maybe the boiled brocolli slides into the cup better so more can fit in

Built
01-20-2006, 11:34 PM
I refuse to weigh my broccoli.

Even I have my limits.

brickt.
01-20-2006, 11:35 PM
mm if i were you i'd get a cheap food scale
cups are not really that great a way to measure raw food.. maybe the boiled brocolli slides into the cup better so more can fit in

For veggies like broc/spinccie I just use cups. I guess if I was on a hardcore diet, I would be alot more accurate.

pruneman
01-21-2006, 01:03 PM
I refuse to weigh my broccoli.

Even I have my limits.

slacker

Davidelmo
01-21-2006, 07:35 PM
Honestly I can't see that 20kcal upsetting your efforts that much... you probably use that running up the stairs :P

Built
01-22-2006, 11:53 PM
Or chopping the broccoli ...