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How many grams in a portion of ___

Monday, August 01, 2011

Right now we are having a freggies challenge in the 5% Challenge Spark Team.

Right now we have fresh cucumbers!

I googled, "how many grams in a portion of cucumbers" and came up with several hits, the best one having a calculator that can also be downloaded!

You can look on the USDA website and see how many grams they reckon a cup would hold of most foods:

or download it to use when not online:

It's not perfect - didn't work for my figs -
but it works for pineapple, strawberries, tomatoes and cucumbers
BTW, cucumbers with peel, 1/2 cup = 52 grams.

Now you know where all my freggie portions are coming from - and I omitted 2 yesterday when I posted 15 instead of 17.
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This is the food scale I am using for 2 years now and loving it!
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