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Old 05-02-2010, 07:05 AM   #1
Mary Poulin
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1 pound of vegetables

Can someone let me know how many vegetables make a pound of you measure using measuring cups? Sometimes it could be raw and other times it could be cooked veggies. Thank you so much.
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:12 AM   #2
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Re: 1 pound of vegetables

Mary,

Its going to completely depend on the type vegetable, how its prepared (cut, chopped fine/coarse, shredded, mashed, cooked or not), and whether its packed in the cup or just piled. I'd guess it could range from 1-2 cups for cooked mashed roots to 20+ cups for raw leaves.
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:20 AM   #3
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Re: 1 pound of vegetables

Oh I was just trying to figure out an easier way to figure out how to eat 1 lb of veggies per day. I do most of my measuring using measuring cups.
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:21 AM   #4
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Re: 1 pound of vegetables

Veggies are usually sold by the pound, so you can eyeball it based on how much you bought. There will be some loss in preparation, depending on the veggie.

Or you could buy a kitchen scale. They're pretty cheap, and useful for all kinds of things.

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Old 05-02-2010, 08:40 AM   #5
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Re: 1 pound of vegetables

Ya I saw a guideline about eating a lb of veggies a day so that is why I inquired.
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:52 PM   #6
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Re: 1 pound of vegetables

Mary,
I was looking for the opposite of what you're looking for. I wanted the mass weight of 1 cup of vegetables (like broccoli) so I can weigh the vegetables at the DFAC. I came across this page, www.nutritiondata.com. It lists the average weight with how you're preparing the item, the glycemic load and the inflammation factor. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-09-2010, 07:29 AM   #7
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Re: 1 pound of vegetables

I bought a digital food scale a few years ago, and it was a great, great purchase. Highly recommended - just put a bowl on it, zero out the weight by pushing a button, then weigh your food.

When I was going serious on the Zone (or trying to, at any rate), I was frustrated by the whole "2-cups of this = 1 block" measurement because how do you consistently measure 2 cups of broccoli? Weighing everything made way more sense.

I started keeping a food block list in Excel, and going to www.calorieking.com (WFS) and checking the nutritional info on certain foods. You usually get a conversion of cups-to-ounces, as well as carb/protein/fat content.

It made life much easier.
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