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May 31, 2012 12:53 PM
When weighing sweet potato's for nutritional information, should I weigh them before I cook or after I cook?
May 31, 2012 1:02 PM
It depends on what the nutritional information says. If it says "raw" do it before. If it says "cooked" do it afterwards. If it has neither, find the information somewhere else.
May 31, 2012 4:33 PM
agreed with mawk

search sweet potatoes, and select the raw or cooked version. don't aim for brands added by MFP members, aim for the entry that has no asterisk (*) next to it. that one will probably match the USDA profile for the vegetable, and be pretty accurate.
May 31, 2012 4:38 PM
I always use the option cooked without skin and I microwave it, Remove skin, and weigh out the grams
May 31, 2012 5:04 PM
Mawkish hit it perfectly.

I weigh all foods raw, veg and meats, and log the correct values when cooking at home.
May 31, 2012 10:31 PM
Thanks everyone! This was really helpful.


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