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Can I find out the caloric content of bread by dehydrating it?

If I microwave a piece of bread until all the water is evaporated and then weigh what is left, is the caloric content estimated by finding the calories in the same weight of flour?
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Proper way to calculate the amount of sugar in a drink

I have recently read an article (in Spanish) about a sugary drink (water-based) with stated the following facts: Ingredients of the drink: natural mineral water, organic cane sugar, lemon juice made ...
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Calories in (cooked) pasta

I bought a 500g pack of Tesco penne pasta recently – https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/254878482 As you can see on the website, it states that 100g of the pasta contains around 176 ...
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Confusion about chicken leg & thighs nutrition facts (calories)

First of all, the nutrition facts given by USDA doesn't make sense to me. I'll refer only to skinless facts. Chicken breasts have 120kcal and chicken legs have the same. I know chicken breast have ...
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Which is the most caloric, edible, single ingredient by weight?

There is a lot of articles among the Internet talking about the most caloric meals you can eat, but just out of curiosity, I would like to know which is the most caloric single ingredient you can add ...
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How to figure the calories in a boxed cake mix if applesauce is used instead of egg and oil?

How can I calculate calories in a cake if I use applesauce instead of egg and oil? Because on the box it is counted using the egg and oil.
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Alternative thickener for soups and stews

What thickener will add least calories to soups and stews, producing effects similar to "regular" thickeners? All the ones I know are either pretty high-calorie, or produce results that are quite off "...
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Why is it that drinks but not food can have 0 calories?

As someone who has been counting calories and trying to minimize caloric and fat intake for several months I have to ask this question. Why is it that drinks but not food can have 0 calories?
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What percentage of my chicken legs are bone

I usually buy chicken legs in a pack of four from the supermarket and the packet comes at 1000grams. This would mean that each leg should be 250 grams. I am trying to calculate how many calories are ...
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How many calories does a home-made marinade add?

I'm planning on marinating my chicken legs with Tabasco sauce. I have read that a marinade should be one part lemon juice and 3 parts olive oil. I'm going to be using two skinned chicken legs, lemon ...
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How can 100% peanut butter have more protein than 100% peanuts

I am looking at: 100% peanut butter (no added salt, sugar, oils or anything else) 100% roasted peanuts (no added salt, sugar, oils or anything else) When looking thought different sources, I can ...
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How to maintain the calories in rice (which were present in it in its raw form) after cooking it?

I searched Google with the following keywords: calories in 1 tbsp brown rice The result was: As you can see the calories, after cooking have severely reduced. What can I do to maintain the ...
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Can Parkay Spray be used in place of melted butter for baking muffins?

Can Parkay Spray be used in place of melted butter for baking muffins to reduce calories?
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How do companies find out how many calories are in their food?

In the United States, virtually every food that I buy from a grocery store has Nutrition Facts on it that contain the calorie count on it. For instance, the label on a granola bar might say that it ...
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Are there any calories in roasted coffee beans? Why is black coffee 0 kcal?

Are there any calories in roasted coffee beans? And why do they seem to 'disappear' when turned into black coffee? According to some websites, there are (I've seen values between 300 and 400 kcal ...
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Do they count calories in fried chicken accurately?

Personally, I never eat my fried chicken to the bone. There is always the veins left as well as some meat and skin. In a frozen dinner, do they calculate the calories assuming the chicken was licked ...
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Which average weight % of the banana is edible? i.e. Which % of the banana is not peel?

I got ~1 Kg of bananas and I want to calculate the calories in it. Provided that the peel is discarded, which is the remaining mass of bananas from the original Kg? Since I have no weight measuring ...
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Nutrient content of ground bison meat

I have been searching for fat and calorie content per volume of ground bison meat, and I have found various conflicting sources. BisonCentral.com lists it as 2.42 grams of fat and 143 kcal per 3.5 ...
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Table of calories

Is there any available table of calories per food type which can be used directly? I know there are several applications and websites, but everyone of them I found (including Google) only let you ...
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Calories in a lava crunch cake

From where do the most of the calories in a chocolate lava crunch cake come from? From the crust or the molten chocolate that's inside?
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Does the calorie count of these pistachio nuts include the shell?

This pack of nuts states 600 calories per 100g. Does this calorie count include the shell?
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Why is there such disparity between the calories in a banana and the calories in this pack of dried banana?

If I Google calories in banana I get the result of 89 per 100g. However, this pack of chewy banana says 320 per 100g. Why the difference? The ingredients are Dried Banana, Rice Flour, ...
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Recipes - Adding up calories and nutritional info?

When cooking, a recipe has a list of ingredients. If I wanted to find the calories in the recipe would I just add up the calories of every ingredient? Same situation with carbs, protein fat ? Or does ...
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Calculating Nutrition Information for Commercial Food Labeling

I'm working on starting a small home-based bakery that will ship food products sold on a website directly to consumers. (Specifically, cookies.) As part of this work, I am designing packaging and am ...
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Can you replace whole eggs with only egg whites when baking pumpkin pie?

I am going to be baking a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving but me as well as several family members are currently losing weight together... I'm already replacing the sugar with stevia to dramatically drop ...
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What varieties of beans are high in calories?

Which beans have the most calories per dry-weight? Note: This includes anything someone might refer to as a "bean" and excludes foods that are perishable.
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How do I calculate the nutritional values of a recipe?

I love to cook and experiment with recipes. While I'm aware that calories are not a perfect measure of what makes you gain weight and what doesn't, I would still love to have a rough idea of the ...
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Calories pre-cooked vs cooked

When I look for the calorie count of ground beef, for example, I see 480 for 8oz 85% lean ground beef. Fair enough. But this site shows 34g of fat, precisely 15% of the 8oz I started with. Seeing how ...
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Calories in toast vs bread

Does toasting bread change the amount of calories in the bread? i.e Does a slice of toast have more/less calories that a slice of bread? I know that some moisture is lost in the toasting process but ...
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Cooking alcohol: how many calories are lost?

Google fails me. I'm curious how many calories are burned away when you cook various kinds of alcohol...wines, liquors, beers (including lite beer).
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How to calculate the calorie content of cooked food?

I like to cook from scratch, and I'm currently trying to loose a few pounds. I know that cooked food is generally more calorific than raw food, so if I add up the calories of the ingredients I know it ...