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Can anyone give me an example of common things that weigh 1 oz, (28g)?


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I don't have a scale but am trying to figure out how much 1 oz of something is without measuring. Is it like an apple? Or a piece of bread? Or anything?

Suggestions welcome!

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One slice of Nature's Own Whole Wheat bread (or pretty much any sliced sandwich bread) is about 1 oz.

Or 1/4 cup of nuts.

An ounce of cheese is about the size of your thumb from where it connects to the tip. (if your thumb is relatively normal sized)

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There is really no way to give you an example because it all depends on the density. one ounce worth of bread will be a lot more then one ounce of apple. A small apple weighs like 4 ounces....so I would just suggest you either measure things the way they are recommended on packages, like 1/2 cup yogurt is a serving, or 25 cheez it crackers is a serving, or about 6.5 cups popped popcorn is a serving.....or....just invest in a scale, they aren't that much and they make measuring food a lot easier and more accurate.
First of all, I would like to suggest that you invest in an inexpensive scale.  I picked one up at Target a couple of years ago.  Second I would like to disagree with nasuaonni.  One slice of cheese, e.g., Kraft singles is supposed to weigh an ounce.  I have found that one slice of deli cheese is pretty close to one ounce.  Similarly, a slice of meat from the deli or from a package will weigh about one ounce.  A small handful of nuts (using my hand, of course) weighs an ounce.  A large handful goes to 2 ounces.  I suspect, but haven't confirmed, that a handful of grapes would weight about an ounce.  I also thnk that a handful of chips would probably weigh an ounce.  I know Chex Mix is supposed to be about 2/3 cup for a one ounce serving -- that seems to be about a large handful.
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That depends on what you are trying to measure.

Meat /cheese: ping pong ball or mathcbox

Nuts/cookies:  Golf ball,

Cakes/breads/crackers: bar of soap, custard cup, Cassette tape box, hockey puck

So i must be honest, my main reason for asking is because my delicious chocolate cake (with frosting) is quoted by a one ounce serving.  And i don't know if that is one crumb or 1/8 of a cake!

Thanks!

A regular 9-in layer cake serving is usually either 1/8 or 1/12 of a cake. Not very much.

Rough guess -- that would be about the size of the case for your exercise DVD.
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