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BEARSFANNDENVER's Photo BEARSFANNDENVER Posts: 146
7/3/11 11:29 P

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That is what I was doing - using the measurement and calories for dry beans. For example in navy bean soup. I made a recipe using them and noticed that mine had way fewer calories than the organic canned navy bean soup that I sometimes use.

That is how I discovered the problem! Makes it look like I am doing really well calorie-wise, but it may not really be that good!

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6/26/11 10:27 P

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No I just use the measurement for dry beans. Now I am wrong. Don't worry, the FDA will change it all once again.

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BEARSFANNDENVER's Photo BEARSFANNDENVER Posts: 146
6/21/11 11:51 P

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There has to be an answer to this?! Maybe a chemical change takes place that changes the calories in the cooked beans?

Anyway - I still can't find a converter that will allow me to measure the beans dry and calculate the cooked yield and amount of calories in the cooked beans.

Has anyone found something like this? It really messes with recipes for bean soup etc.!

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6/20/11 5:36 P

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Agreed - it shouldn't be more calories for cooked, unless they are cooked with fat or something. I think that's strange - must be an error.

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6/1/11 11:19 A

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my understanding is that when you cook beans, rice, pasta, etc they get bigger. so, 1 cup of uncooked beans is going to be less than 1 cup of cooked beans. IMO. so, 1 cup dry beans is going to be less calories than 1 cup cooked beans.

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5/15/11 7:21 P

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My son is in culinary school and I asked him. He said that does not make sense to him either!

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BEARSFANNDENVER's Photo BEARSFANNDENVER Posts: 146
5/15/11 8:46 A

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Hmmm.

Does anyone know why the calories change when the beans are cooked? I'm just curious...

I usually buy them in bulk, so don't have the "conversion" info.

I don't know what measurement of cooked beans 1 C. of raw beans yields. I did look at a package in the store, but it only gave the raw nutritional information. If no one eats them raw, it seems deceptive to only show that info, as the calories are so much less if they are raw.



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MACKANDME's Photo MACKANDME Posts: 6,103
5/15/11 12:35 A

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It's kinda like spaghetti or pop corn. 1TBSP of un-popped popcorn is 2 cups popped. And 2oz dry spaghetti is I think 1 cup cooked. So if you buy a bag of navy beans of which you soak and what not...the bag should tell you how much the dry beans convert when soaked. But the composition of the food itself changes once cooked.

I probably wasn't much help.

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A dead cow or sheep lying in the pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of carcass dressed and hung up in a butcher’s stall passes as food. —J. H.
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BEARSFANNDENVER's Photo BEARSFANNDENVER Posts: 146
5/14/11 11:41 A

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I need help understanding how calories are calculated for navy beans (and other beans).

Navy beans raw - show 70 calories per cup.

Navy beans boiled, without salt, show about 255 calories per cup.

Why is there a difference? Does anyone eat these completely raw???

When I use them in a recipe, I measure them raw. I need to know how to convert the calories I enter in recipes from raw to cooked values.

If I put a cup of them in soup, I have no idea how much cooked navy beans I have from that raw cup - because there other ingredients in the soup.

Has anyone done this?

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