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November 29, 2012 7:11 AM
Okay, so this is strange. I purchased a Market Pantry Turkey Breast. The nutritional label on the turkey is what I was going off of. However, my question is would this be the nutritional information for meat weighed raw or cooked? I was assuming cooked weight, however the nutritional information is so drastically different than that of the general "turkey meat, cooked, roasted".

So, does anyone know? When you purchase a frozen turkey is the nutritional information for (in this case) 4oz of cooked or raw meat? From my experience, you lose about an ounce per 4oz in cooking for white meat. So, there is a big difference between eating 3 or 4oz of cooked meat.

Appreciate the info!
November 29, 2012 7:49 AM
What weighs more, a pound of raw turkey or a pound of cooked turkey


On a serious note, they are listing the raw weight, because the weight will change depending on how you prepare it
November 29, 2012 7:56 AM
Assuming it's an uncooked turkey, the USDA labeling standard is for raw weight unless otherwise specified.
  8648431
November 29, 2012 8:00 AM
QUOTE:

Assuming it's an uncooked turkey, the USDA labeling standard is for raw weight unless otherwise specified.


Thanks Shannon!!!!
November 29, 2012 8:04 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Assuming it's an uncooked turkey, the USDA labeling standard is for raw weight unless otherwise specified.


Thanks Shannon!!!!


Anytime :)
  8648431
November 29, 2012 8:11 AM
QUOTE:

What weighs more, a pound of raw turkey or a pound of cooked turkey


On a serious note, they are listing the raw weight, because the weight will change depending on how you prepare it


She is saying if you take a 4oz breast (raw) and cook it, and let it cool. It will weigh about 3oz when you are done.
November 29, 2012 8:15 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

What weighs more, a pound of raw turkey or a pound of cooked turkey


On a serious note, they are listing the raw weight, because the weight will change depending on how you prepare it


She is saying if you take a 4oz breast (raw) and cook it, and let it cool. It will weigh about 3oz when you are done.


That is exactly how that goes! I was hoping that I was explaining that well.
November 29, 2012 8:26 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

What weighs more, a pound of raw turkey or a pound of cooked turkey


On a serious note, they are listing the raw weight, because the weight will change depending on how you prepare it


She is saying if you take a 4oz breast (raw) and cook it, and let it cool. It will weigh about 3oz when you are done.

That depends on how you cook it, how much you cook it, how high a temperature it reached, and about a thousand other factors to figure out it's final cooked weight. Nutritional info is always based on raw weight unless it specifies a specific cooking method.

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