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March 5, 2012 3:54 PM
I got the Bobs Red Mill Gluten-Free Mighty Hot Cereal.

The back says Serving Size : 1/4cup, 150 calories.

This morning I made a 1/2cup in 1.5 cups water. It came out to about 2 cups cooked.

Are the 150 calories for the 1/4 cup dry, for a total of 300 calories? If so, that's an incredible amount of food (and i'm not complaining!)

Or do you think it's 1/4 cup cooked, meaning my breakfast was now 600 calories (not so awesome anymore.)
March 5, 2012 3:58 PM
Typically the nutritional facts will tell you. For example, rice: 1/2 (dry) makes 1 cup cooked.
You best bet is to just measure dry and measure again once it's cooked. That's what I do, especially foods that are high in calories like whole grain rice & whole wheat pastas.
March 5, 2012 4:00 PM
Most likely it's for dry. I dont think I have ever seen a grain or pasta product that gave the calories for the cooked product instead of the dry. Also, 150 calories fro 1/4 cup of cooked cereal seems really high

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