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    Fun fact

    Out of a 260 gram beef roast, 190 grams are water.

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    What's fun about that?! The beef part just looks even more high calorie, lol.

    Actually, as an obsessive calorie counter, I have noticed that most meats and veggies lose about 25% of their weight when cooked. For greens, it's even more. Maybe it's valuable information to know that so many real foods have such a high water content.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraSB View Post
    What's fun about that?! The beef part just looks even more high calorie, lol.

    Actually, as an obsessive calorie counter, I have noticed that most meats and veggies lose about 25% of their weight when cooked. For greens, it's even more. Maybe it's valuable information to know that so many real foods have such a high water content.
    For one, it explains why beef jerky is so damn expensive.

    For two, if I'm thirsty next time, maybe I'll just suck down a steak.

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    I appreciate both of your conclusions. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by wiltondeportes View Post
    Out of a 260 gram beef roast, 190 grams are water.
    yeah,but its tasty water
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    I feel cheated

    Yogurt also appears to be about 50% whey.

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    just bear in mind we get a lot of our water from our food, so you'd only need to start drinking more if it there were lower quantities in the food

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiltondeportes View Post
    Out of a 260 gram beef roast, 190 grams are water.
    This is why aged beef is sometimes an acquired taste - with some of the water evaporated out, some folks find it a bit gamey.

    It's also why (I'm guessing) that once we discovered cooking, we thought it was a hell of a good idea. Cooking dehydrates/removes water from the food, which makes the taste more concentrated. Grok weren't no fool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraSB View Post
    Maybe it's valuable information to know that so many real foods have such a high water content.
    Definitely. Meal termination seems to be based on gut mass in animals and likely humans too which is one reason grain snacks, sugars/syrups, frying oils, and nuts/seeds can be hazardous--they're too light.

    IMO it's worth noting that the water fraction increases shipping cost and decreases shelf life which is why retailers frown upon fresh food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    It's also why (I'm guessing) that once we discovered cooking, we thought it was a hell of a good idea. Cooking dehydrates/removes water from the food, which makes the taste more concentrated. Grok weren't no fool.
    Well, there's always the Maillard reaction too. The brilliant, delicious Maillard reaction.

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