View Full Version : How To PROPERLY Measure Food...

02-21-2002, 10:53 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, 11:09 AM
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, 11:18 AM
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, 11:22 AM
Okay thats what I thought.. just making sure guys!


02-21-2002, 11:52 AM
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.