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Carb amounts change after cooking/freezing?

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  • Carb amounts change after cooking/freezing?

    I'm using to track my food. I've added a few of my own foods based on the Nutrition Facts on the packages I buy (coconut milk, and it varies by brand?!). Here's the thing that's quite confusing to me: apparently cooked veggies gain a lot of carbs from their previous raw state!

    1 cup of raw cauliflower has 5.7 grams of carbs
    1 cup of COOKED cauliflower has 7.2 grams of carbs?!

    And then there was the berries I use in my coconut milk shake:
    1 cup of raw raspberries has 14.7 grams of carbs
    1 cup of FROZEN raspberries has 65.4 grams of carbs?!

    Is this really true/happening, that how the produce is handled can alter the nutrition value of it that much?

  • #2
    I don't think the frozen raspberries are correct. Check sugar hasn't been added.

    The cauliflower is not much difference so I wouldn't worry about it.
    Last edited by Sue; 10-15-2011, 05:36 PM.


    • #3
      Realize that cooked cauliflower has reduced somewhat in size... you can fit more 'florets' into a measuring cup!

      Check the ingredients on that bag of frozen raspberries -- it probably has sugar of some kind added.

      (Sue---you musta been posting while I was typing!)
      Last edited by CattyB; 10-15-2011, 05:40 PM.
      Started 7/5/11 at 274 lbs
      Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
      Goal 160 lbs -- last time there was in junior high!

      "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." (Margaret Thatcher)


      • #4
        I think so! I didn't think about fitting more cooked cauliflower in the measuring cup I was thinking more about absorbing more carbs when cooked. Your reason makes sense.


        • #5
          Maybe the frozen raspberries listed on has sugar added to them. Didn't think about that.
          I really must learn not to trust everything I read. I mean, I don't, usually, but I just assumed fitday would have correct nutrition facts. It just occurred to me that perhaps those choices were added by others like myself.


          • #6
            Oh yea, and the idea that cooked cauliflower takes up less room than raw. DUH! Makes perfect NOW.


            • #7
              Cooked fruits and veggies also lose fiber. Fiber works with sugars/carbs so that you don't absorb as much. Raw plant foods will raise your sugars less than cooked ones.