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ANARIE Posts: 12,436
7/28/13 12:39 P

This is another example of why weight is more accurate than volume. Six ounces of frozen strawberries, big fresh strawberries, or tiny fresh strawberries will all have the same amount of calories. But those six ounces of tiny berries might only fill 3/4 a cup, while the six ounces of big fresh one might take up three full cups. And the frozen ones will overflow the cup while they're hard, then slump down into it as they defrost! So a cup of berries could have anywhere between 25 and 100 calories.

DDBRENNE Posts: 915
7/28/13 12:01 P

Thanks for your replies. Since I froze them myself and measured them before freezing I am going with the calories for fresh berries. I freeze my berries in 1 cup servings after they have been cut, so I know how much it was before freezing. I used the calories for that.
Thanks to all.


KOSTDC Posts: 6
7/28/13 11:37 A

Frozen strawberries the manufacture may have processed may have added sugar to enhance the flavor. I purchase fresh strawberries and freeze the strawberries myself.

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7/28/13 11:28 A

Was it a volume different or a weight difference? Because a cup of smushed frozen berries will have more actual berries than a cup of fresh "plump" berries, now if you are talking weight for weight I am not sure unless fresh berries have more water (that plump thing) in the weight which has no calories.....

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7/28/13 10:05 A

If it was a generic listing, who knows. But if you picked them and froze them yourself, you know exactly what you put in them (and I'm assuming that you didn't put any sugar in). I would track it as fresh rather than using someone else's.

DDBRENNE Posts: 915
7/28/13 8:14 A

I froze fresh picked strawberries and went to put them into my tracker. I noticed that frozen (unsweetened) strawberries have more calories than fresh.

What is the reason for that?

thanks

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