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3/22/13 12:24 A

That sounds like the amount for dry. Thats about the same number for my long grain rice

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3/21/13 6:44 P

I agree that it is dry. I also am pretty sure that there is a law that the nutrition information on a package has to be for the item as it is packaged. That is why if you look at a macaroni and cheese dinner for example (not that I recommend eating those...real cheese is so much better) it shows both as packaged and as prepared nutrition amounts. I could be wrong about it being a law though.

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3/21/13 6:33 P

That's the amount of calories dry.

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3/21/13 1:41 P

Does it also give measurement in grams (or ounces)?

My rice bag says "1/4 c (45 grams)" - and when i weighed out 1/4c of dry rice, it did indeed come up to 45 grams, confirming that the nutrition information was most definitely for dry.

Yeah 1/4 cup of COOKED rice would only be 50-60 calories, and sure is not very much at all.

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3/21/13 1:32 P

I've sent an email to the company but have yet to get a response. I'll keep you posted.

when I measured 1/4 cup cooked I was like : WHAT .. .that's all I get ?

Edited by: FINDINGJULIE at: 3/21/2013 (13:33)

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3/21/13 1:13 P

I is the dry amount.
Dietitian Becky

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3/21/13 12:31 P

It's dry. I know 1 cup of cooked regular long grain rice is around 200 calories. 1/4 cup of dry rice would cook up to around 3/4 of a cup (varies each time due to water absorption, cooking time/method etc) so that would make sense that 1/4 cup of your uncooked rice 160 calories, because it would be around 3/4 of a cup once it's cooked. Plus, generally packages are for the "as-is" condition (ie uncooked), unless it specifies that the value is for cooked.

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3/21/13 12:14 P

I am thinking cooked.

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3/21/13 12:13 P

On the package I have of Veetee basmati rice it says :
1/4 cup @ 160 cals.

Is that dry or cooked do you think ?

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