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Old June 29th, 2008, 09:45 PM
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cooked vs uncooked meat weight

How much does uncooked meat weigh vs. cooked?

4oz of cooked meat = how much uncooked?

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Old June 30th, 2008, 01:39 AM
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4oz of cooked meat = how much uncooked?
That depends. On the type of meat and the cooking method.

For example, yesterday I made grilled chicken breasts, and the cooked weight is about 75% of uncooked weight. I also made carp (fish) on a skillet, the weight of cooked meat was about 85% of the uncooked meat. If you are making "juicy" meat and cook/roast/bake/whatever it for too long, the meat losed lots of liquid and thus the weight of the cooked meat will be of even a lower percentage.

So .. it's better to measure meat while it's still raw ..

If you're asking this question to know how much calories are you eating and want to measure cooked meat (not uncooked), there are lots of sites out there that will tell you that ..

If you're asking because you want to know how much meat you should buy in the shop so that you get get XZ oz outta it, go with the app. 75 % (cooked meat weights about 75% of uncooked).

I kinda prefer to measure my meat while still raw, but as for example with the chicken breasts, since i cook them the same way once or twice a wekk, I measured a couple of times how much raw meat it was and how much it yielded cooked meat, and since than, when preparing my food, i measure only the cooked meat, not raw .. with less used meats/preparation methods, I measure both ..
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Old June 30th, 2008, 08:56 AM
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If you need a rough estimate as to the nutrition information of various cooked meats, I've found this site is helpful - try the search box:

http://www.nutritiondata.com/foods-0.html
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Old July 1st, 2008, 01:27 AM
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I remember asking Carter the same question awhile back, and here was the answer that he gave me:

"Generally speaking, cooked meat ends up being about 70% of the weight of raw meat for the same nutrient value. So for example, 100g of raw meat may have this profile -

Protein: 17.8g
Carb: 0g
Fat: 7.8g

To get roughly the same macronutrient serving size, you'd only need 70% of the 100g or 70g of cooked meat.

For most meats you'll be able to find specific values of both cooked and raw if you go to this link -

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/

So for the most part, you're correct that it's mostly water. Some fat is generally lost as well though. Protein, unless you burn the meat, is generally preserved."

Hopefully that helps some,

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Old July 6th, 2008, 11:43 AM
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