View Full Version : How To PROPERLY Measure Food...
02-21-2002, 11:53 AM
I was curious whats the correct way to measure food..? I am trying to decide how to measure the following..
6 oz. pasta
2 scoops ice-cream
... Should I measure the pasta dry? How should I measure the ice-cream? The ice-cream really confuses me!
02-21-2002, 12:09 PM
I don't want to be a wise ass but don't you think 6 oz of pasta is 6 oz of pasta. You should measure the pasta dry unless you want to know how much water the pasta soaked up.
I would weight the bowl then add the ice cream, weight again. And then subtract the different of the two measurements.
I assumed you meant by measuring food you mean the weight of the food and not the length of the pasta :)
02-21-2002, 12:18 PM
Yup, just like miller said. Weigh the pasta dry.
What is the serving size that it printed on the side of the ice cream container? Use that as a measure. I think it may be in cups.
02-21-2002, 12:22 PM
Okay thats what I thought.. just making sure guys!
02-21-2002, 12:52 PM
It depends what you are counting. If you are counting carbs then weight the pasta after cooking, because cooking removes some of the carbs. Here is a site that gives you a lot of information on macro nutriments of various foods both cooked and uncooked.
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