i am pretty sure they are cooked. well, actually i am really sure they are not only cooked, but canned, at least the kind of beans i have looked up, as they have around 400 mg sodium in each portion.
i know my dried beans run about 100 cals per 1/4 cup dry which turns to roughly 2/3 cup once cooked.
so if the number in the tracker per cup is around 400 cals or so, i'd say that should be dried beans. if it's in the 100-200 cal range i would say cooked.
what i tend to do is to enter in the dry information and enter my portion based on that. so i might start with half a cup of dried beans, cook them, then divide out into four equal portions. when i use those cooked beans in recipes to actually eat, i'll enter in .125 cups [i enter in the dried information as .25 cups with the nutrition info from the bag] because it's half of one of the 1/4 cup servings i started with or in simpler terms, 1/8 cup. then i will enter in the rest of the ingredients i had with the beans.
Edited by: NIRERIN at: 12/17/2012 (14:53)
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