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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 many calories are in a cup of rice?

Typical googling tells me a cup of white rice has ~200 calories, but the bags of white rice I purchase tell me a quarter cup of dry rice has 150 calories (Jasmine, in this case, but others have been ...
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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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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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Dietary Fiber with Crunchy Texture

I'm looking for a dietary fiber or a mix of dietary fibers (and other ingredients which act like dietary fibers such as sugar alcohols) with really low (even zero) food calories that I can create a ...
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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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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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