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May 27, 2011 2:34 PM
Im not too good at that. Baby carrots. Says serving is 3oz. How many carrots would that be?
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May 27, 2011 2:36 PM
approx 5
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May 27, 2011 2:37 PM
a medium sized handful or a little less.
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May 27, 2011 2:38 PM
when I weight 3 oz of baby carrots on my digital scale it ends up being approx 13-15 baby carrots.
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May 27, 2011 2:38 PM
Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Carrots
•½ cup chopped raw carrot: 4 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 26 calories
•1 medium baby carrot (about 3 per oz): 1 gram effective (net) carbohydrate and 4 calories
•2 oz (56 grams) raw baby carrots: 3 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 20 calories
•½ cup cooked sliced carrots: 4 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 27 calories
http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/carbcounts/a/carrots.htm
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May 27, 2011 2:39 PM
That's why i luuuuuuv my food scale! I'm not good at that either.
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May 27, 2011 2:39 PM
3 oz of mini or baby carrots is about 1/2 cup and should be around 35 calories
May 27, 2011 2:41 PM
QUOTE:

when I weight 3 oz of baby carrots on my digital scale it ends up being approx 13-15 baby carrots.


I was thinking the same thing...but also read that its 10-11, kinda confusing I guess :/
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May 27, 2011 2:43 PM
About a handful, fortunately carrots are pretty low cal so an error won't destroy your efforts as much as some other foods would.
But really, nothing can substitute for actually weighing things, even if only once.
It's pointless logging food if the quantities are all over the place.

I know this from experience, I'm USELESS at guesstimating quantities.
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May 27, 2011 2:43 PM
I eat the baby carrots and measure them on a food scale. I highly recommend getting a food scale. You can find a cheap one at any grocery store and some more expensive at Bed Bath Beyond etc...
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May 27, 2011 2:46 PM
I remember reading on something that 3oz of baby carrots is about 14 carrots.
May 27, 2011 2:46 PM
Sometimes those baby carrots are really tiny and sometimes they are so fat.... All in all you can not go to wrong if you overeat a few... it might be 5 or 10 extra calories. Not a day breaker and at least you are eating well. You could also see if the package has the weight and divide it up... if it is a 1 pound pack, that would be about 5 servings at 3 oz.... and a few extra carrots.happy
May 1, 2014 7:05 PM
Tried to figure this out . I need a scale! Great reviews on the ones sold on amazon!
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May 1, 2014 7:07 PM
You can buy an inexpensive food scale on Amazon or at Walmart.
May 1, 2014 10:39 PM
QUOTE:

when I weight 3 oz of baby carrots on my digital scale it ends up being approx 13-15 baby carrots.

This. Food scales are pretty inexpensive. I got mine at Walmart for $18 and its digital. Nice taking the guess work out of what I am eating.
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May 1, 2014 10:39 PM
Two if they fit
May 1, 2014 10:45 PM
It's more accurate to measure the length and diameter
May 1, 2014 11:04 PM
I just checked. 17




How many grams is 3oz?
May 1, 2014 11:11 PM
depends on the size of the carrot...
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May 1, 2014 11:12 PM
QUOTE:

I just checked. 17




How many grams is 3oz?
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3 oz = 84g
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May 1, 2014 11:33 PM
depends on the size of the carrot...
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May 2, 2014 4:27 AM
Don't listen to peoples ... "assumptions" on what 3oz is.

Thickness & length determine weight, not the numbers of carrots. Go buy a cheap digital scale at Wal-Mart for $20.
Edited by martyqueen52 On May 2, 2014 4:27 AM
May 2, 2014 4:35 AM
What does your scale say?
May 2, 2014 4:45 AM
QUOTE:

Im not too good at that. Baby carrots. Says serving is 3oz. How many carrots would that be?



https://www.google.com/search?q=calorie+per+baby+carrot
May 2, 2014 4:48 AM
Though it doesn't answer your question directly, I would highly suggest an investment in a digital scale. Recently I picked up this one on Amazon for $25 "EatSmart Precision Pro". You will thank yourself later.

As for the carrots, it's hard to guess what 3oz would be without actually seeing the size of these baby carrots. All baby carrots are not sized and weighed equally.
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