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TOPIC: How to measure Protein powder

 
May 9, 2012 8:41 AM
Hi,
A stupid question but I am really confused here with the weighing of Protein powders.
I am having protein shakes from couple of years but I have always got different scoop size in all the different proteins and on the box they talk about 30grams or 24grams scoop but the scoop that they provide says 70ml or 60cc etc etc

whats the way of measuring the grams from those scoops?
Edited by Fit_Forever25 On May 9, 2012 8:44 AM
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May 9, 2012 8:43 AM
Please huh
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May 9, 2012 9:03 AM
do you have a food scale? you could meaure how much in grams fits in one scoop... then you will know how many grams is in the 70 ml ir 60 cc
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May 9, 2012 9:11 AM
If you use the phone app, you could scan the bar code on the label, and then it would match the particular scoop that you're using for that shake. Good luck sweetie!flowerforyou
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May 9, 2012 9:16 AM
Yeah, sorry, it looks like your only option here is to weight the powder. (I have done this a few times before I finally dug out the scoop.) I assume that the scoop in a can matches the "one serving" description on the bottle, but it wouldn't hurt to measure it to be sure. Put the scoop on the scale, zero it out, them fill the scoop and measure again, that'll tell you how much powder is in the scoop.

Or if you want to skip the silly scoop all together, zero out the scale with your cup on it, then add powder until it reaches the serving size.
May 9, 2012 9:21 AM
QUOTE:

Hi,
A stupid question but I am really confused here with the weighing of Protein powders.
I am having protein shakes from couple of years but I have always got different scoop size in all the different proteins and on the box they talk about 30grams or 24grams scoop but the scoop that they provide says 70ml or 60cc etc etc

whats the way of measuring the grams from those scoops?


Sorry, I should add that grams is a weight measurement of a solid substance, and ml or cc is a way to measure the mass of liquids. What is probably happening is that the maker of the protien powder is using a scooper that is the proper size for the grams, but the scooper is labeled for liquid for some reason.

Solids that take up the same amount of space often weigh VERY different amounts-- think of flour, sugar, sand, dirt, WET dirt, whatever. That's why weight is the best measure of solid powdery things. But the amount of space a liquid takes up-- 1 cup, 100ml, whatever-- is usually accurate enough for home kitchen use. Since you're not measuing liquid, it doens't matter and it's only confusing.

Anyways once you confirm that the scoop gives you the right weight serving size you'll be fine.

Science...
May 9, 2012 9:41 AM
Maybe I'm misunderstanding the problem but it seems pretty simple...

The protein powder I use (EAS Chocolate Whey) just recently switched their serving size and scoop size, but I found that the nutrition facts label on the back indicated the change.

So for example, the previous scoop size was:

1 scoop = 1 serving (30g) = 23g of protein.

The new serving size is :

2 scoops = 1 serving (39g) = 26g of protein

So just follow the serving size on the label and you don't have to worry about how much the scoop holds versus the weight of the powder. Hope this helps!
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May 10, 2012 1:15 AM
Ohh sure it helped!
thanks a lot guys flowerforyou
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May 10, 2012 1:22 AM
Hi, if it is any use the protein I use comes with a 70cc scoop. A full scoop of protein powder is 28g.
May 10, 2012 1:28 AM
Ah I am so glad that I posted this question .. looks like I was having half the quantity and pretending its a 30grams powder :)
thanku thanku thanku drinker
so the scoop that comes in the box is actually the same amount that they list on the nutritional info..
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May 10, 2012 4:29 AM
Do you have digital scales?
May 10, 2012 6:59 AM
@mfp_1 : no I don't :(
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May 10, 2012 8:02 AM
I recommend you get digital scales. You can get them for as little as £10 at Argos
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Search/searchTerms/DIGITAL+SCALES.htm

Asda
http://direct.asda.com/Scales/203153,default,sc.html?psortb1=price&psortd1=1

or almost anywhere. Don't get one with a bowl or jug. You just need a flat platform to accept large things like a plate.

It's much more accurate to go by weight rather than volume. You don't have to weigh everything but once you own them you'd be surprised at how convenient they are. They help you make great desserts where accuracy makes a big difference. Yum yum.
May 10, 2012 8:23 AM
QUOTE:

I recommend you get digital scales. You can get them for as little as £10 at Argos
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Search/searchTerms/DIGITAL+SCALES.htm

Asda
http://direct.asda.com/Scales/203153,default,sc.html?psortb1=price&psortd1=1

or almost anywhere. Don't get one with a bowl or jug. You just need a flat platform to accept large things like a plate.

It's much more accurate to go by weight rather than volume. You don't have to weigh everything but once you own them you'd be surprised at how convenient they are. They help you make great desserts where accuracy makes a big difference. Yum yum.

WOW!
thats great help.. thanks I would have to buy a digital scale I guess ohwell
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May 11, 2012 8:17 AM
I am gonna borrow my frens digital pocket scale this evening and measure the scoop :D
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April 3, 2014 6:50 PM
Hi,

I am having the same problem as well. Turns out that when I scanned the barcode on myfitnesspal, they said it's 45g for one scoop (60cc), but at the back of the package it says 1 and a half scoop is 45g, can someone clear this doubt for me?

Thanks.
April 3, 2014 7:51 PM
I would buy and use a digital scale simply because it's a powder, like flour or powdered sugar. If you dig the scoop down into a powder, you're getting more in the scoop because the powder is being compacted. On the other hand, if you use a spoon to add powder to the scoop, or if you just kind of let the powder fall in (like when the jar's nearly empty), you're getting less in your scoop because it's not compacted.

It probably doesn't make THAT much difference, but I like to be accurate when I can.
April 3, 2014 7:59 PM
I always weigh mine now. 1 scoop is supposed to be 28g but when I weighed a packed scoop it was only 24g's.

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