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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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BARNABABY1 8/4/2011 1:24AM

    This is exactly what I needed!!!! Thank you so much for blogging this emoticon

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    Thanks for sharing Linda!
I have found my food scale to be indispensable!

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REBELBLITZ 8/3/2011 2:05PM

    I have enjoyed reading your blogs and your journey to a healthy weight. You look amazing.

I like the link to the scale too. I don't have one, but I do measure with cups and bowls. Maybe I need to invest in a scale too. Move over counter space!

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    I have been guessing at my freggie count, but I eat a lot of them.

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NEW-CAZ 8/3/2011 11:46AM

    thanks for sharing Linda

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DESTINYE 8/2/2011 10:44AM

    That is a lot of cucumber lol!

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SHERRY257 8/1/2011 11:01PM

    Thanks! I have never measured cucumbers. I will give it a try. I really like your scale. Mine is red and very well used!

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SHARON6612 8/1/2011 10:22PM

    Thanks, Linda. As always - you are a fantastic source of great information.

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LIZABETT 8/1/2011 7:37PM

    Thanks for helpful blog, Linda. My little digital scale can't compare to yours, but it works okay...measures ounces and grams. I do love Freggies and try to eat as many as possible.
I'm so proud of your accomplishments and all you do to keep healthy and fit. You are an inspiration and encouragement to me.
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MSLZZY 8/1/2011 6:01PM

    Good informational sites! Thank you!

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SUSIEPH1 8/1/2011 5:40PM

    Thanks for sharing Linda ...Great site
I also use a food scale .
Hugs Susie

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ERTSMOM 8/1/2011 2:52PM

    Thanks for the great information - I, too, use a food scale (though not as fancy as yours).

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WEEZYB7881 8/1/2011 1:41PM

    thanks for sharing, Linda. the site is great

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MARTY19 8/1/2011 12:04PM

    That's great. I just wish I could eat asmany freggies as you do. LOL! You have me beat.

Love you,

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1BEARWIFE 8/1/2011 11:14AM

    You just proved that we continue to learn new things on Spark!! emoticon

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IRENESH 8/1/2011 11:05AM

    Wow, 52 grams.
I never used a such good sophisticated scale. Maybe I need to get a better one. It's a good thought. Thank you.

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WALKING_WONDER 8/1/2011 10:20AM

    Cool! Thanks for sharing!!!

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