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Meat Weight?


Hi I am a little bit confuse about weithing my meat, 150 g of chicken give 33 gr of protein, but it’s written in a calorie book that it’s uncook, but when a cook it, it doesn’t give me a lot of meat, so do you count your meat cook or uncook??

Check www.nutritiondata.com or similar source for nutrient data for raw and cooked foods. Any decent source should list the raw and cooked versions.

JC

[quote]warriorangel wrote:
Hi I am a little bit confuse about weithing my meat, 150 g of chicken give 33 gr of protein, but it’s written in a calorie book that it’s uncook, but when a cook it, it doesn’t give me a lot of meat, so do you count your meat cook or uncook??[/quote]

well if your hoping it will change the calorie amount etc no its a simple fact its going to weight more not cooked. If its not enough eat more!!

[quote]Phill wrote:
warriorangel wrote:
Hi I am a little bit confuse about weithing my meat, 150 g of chicken give 33 gr of protein, but it’s written in a calorie book that it’s uncook, but when a cook it, it doesn’t give me a lot of meat, so do you count your meat cook or uncook??

well if your hoping it will change the calorie amount etc no its a simple fact its going to weight more not cooked. If its not enough eat more!![/quote]

True, but I think he/she is confused about whether the macro-nutrient ratios change when cooking. Fat is usually lost somewhat when cooking unless you add more to the meat while cooking it. Protein isn’t going anywhere. That is what makes up the dry weight of most meats aside from fat.

Of course the weight of the meat decreases because it is largely water and fat before it is cooked that makes the weight difference. Water evaporates and some fat can drain off.

So if i need 33 g of protein and i find it in 150g of uncooked chicken, i doesn’t matter if it give me 80g of meat after cook because i still have my protein?
Is it what you said Prof-X?
thanks

[quote]warriorangel wrote:
So if i need 33 g of protein and i find it in 150g of uncooked chicken, i doesn’t matter if it give me 80g of meat after cook because i still have my protein?
Is it what you said Prof-X?
thanks[/quote]

Yes.

Cooking chicken drops by almost 1/2 its weight when you cook it?

[quote]warriorangel wrote:
So if i need 33 g of protein and i find it in 150g of uncooked chicken, i doesn’t matter if it give me 80g of meat after cook because i still have my protein?
Is it what you said Prof-X?
thanks[/quote]

The protein amount shouldn’t change, but what kind of chicken are you cooking that loses that much weight?

How about you just weigh your chicken after you cook it.

Get a digital scale $30.

Even boiling doesn’t significantly change the protein content in a given amount of poultry or meat.

–Tiribulus->

Ya i cook it in water to keep volume, but if i cook it on the bbq, i lost a lot of volume. I take chicken breast.
thanks