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Old 04-26-2007, 02:48 PM   #1
Nick Cruz
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Is it the same? I was just using an online calculator and when I converted cu in to gallons it shows a difference between liquid and dry gallons. This got me thinking about measurements that I do at home. When I measure a cup of strawberries or blue berries I use the dry measurement type cups. Do these have the same capacity as the liquid measuring cups?
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Old 04-26-2007, 05:24 PM   #2
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No.

They're close, but not equal.
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:06 PM   #3
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Actually, I have to differ Skylar. They are equal. The dry measure cups are for measuring dry ingredients so you can scrape off the top and have one exact cup. The pyrex type measuring cups are for liquids so that you can look through the side and measure a cup without spilling. It's certainly possible that, unless you have calibrated cups, you may see some slight differences between your particular sets. Also, measuring dry, non-paleo type ingredients like sugar, and especially flour, you can see big differences in the weight of a cup depending on how fluffed up it was when you measured.
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:30 PM   #4
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They are different. I have worked in the food industry for over a decade. Just ask a baker, he'll tell you that if you assume they are the same then your baking won't come out (baking is all about ratios).
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:17 AM   #5
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Yeah they are different, but I think for your purposes it isn't that big of a deal... If you were baking, then yes it could cause issues, but for the most part it should be fine. And just fyi, sugar is considered a "wet" ingredient.
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:29 AM   #6
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Re: Dry vs Liquid Measurements

Yes, dry and liquid volumetric measures are different, but I have another question. When measuring my intake for FitDay, the choices are often in oz. Are these volumetric measures or weight measures?

I ask this question because today I put some walnuts in my cereal and realized that an oz. (weight) of walnuts would probably fill a 3/4 cup (volume).

Obviously there are dry foodstuffs that are to be measured by volume and others that are to be weighed. Please elaborate, and thanks.
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