This morning I was paid a wee visit from the “reality
police!” It happened after I poured my usual heaping
Tblsp of Barlean’s Flaxseed Oil, and was getting ready to
dump it into the blender on top of the 2-1/2 scoops of
“Low Carb Grow,” ice, and a ripe pear…just as I do most
mornings. From reading T-Mag I had been made aware
that kitchen utensils are not a very accurate means of
measuring so I decided to see how my tablespoons
measured-up. I poured the oil into a small plastic cup
kept around for measuring Methoxy and 4-AD-EC. Holy
Cannoli - they weren’t even close!!! According to the
measuring cup (designed for medications) the tablespoon
only yielded 8 ml’s of liquid. A legal tblsp is supposed to yield
15 ml’s! For those of you who are mathematically-challanged,
that’s 47.5% less oil, not to mention calories!
So, what's the big deal? Well, T- Meisters, I also use these same spoons to measure olive oil, among other things. This means that the food log I've been diligently keeping for eons bares innaccuracy of Martha Stewart proportions!!!
A Tablespoon is a Tablespoon....NOT!!!