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How to weigh fruit?


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Hi! Quick question:

When I enter fruit in my food log, should I enter the weight with or without the peel (bananas, grapefruit, oranges, kiwi etc.)?

Don't know if CC accounts for the skin or not!

 

Many Thanks!

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Without if you don't eat the peel (eg banana).  With if you do (eg apple).

Good question!  I don't know the definite answer, but I always weigh what I eat.  So the banana without the skin, apple slices after preparation (ie, skinless, coreless), etc.  I always just assumed the calories counted for just the edible portions.  Although I eat the skin on apples and pears.

I wonder about this, because I eat the skin on kiwis (yes I know its weird, no calling me crazy please :P). The skin is often where all the good stuff is in a fruit, so I'd like to think it was taken into consideration on CC. However, i doubt the skin weighs verym uch on things like apples pears and plumbs so I don't think it makes too much difference.

Original Post by myoelastic:

I wonder about this, because I eat the skin on kiwis (yes I know its weird, no calling me crazy please :P). The skin is often where all the good stuff is in a fruit, so I'd like to think it was taken into consideration on CC. However, i doubt the skin weighs verym uch on things like apples pears and plumbs so I don't think it makes too much difference.

 me too!! i love kiwi skin!!!!

i've wondered about this too because if i weigh an apple without the core, its much lighter than with...and the weight categorizes it as a small apple, whereas the size categorizes it as a medium apple...

same with bananas!  the weight of the fruit alone categorizes it as a small, but the length categorizes it as a medium!

 

...no idea...

When in doubt, I figure its best to add whatever has the higher calories (its only a difference of about 10 or so calories at most).  I figure that there are times where i might put a tad more than a cup of cereal in my bowl or other such things when I'm not so accurate so adding a few calories to my fruit helps rectify the inaccuracies of other foods I put in

Often when I see the nutritional information for fruit, like on the back of a bag of oranges.. it states "for edible portion only" so I assume that most databases would use something similar and I just weight the portion that I'm actually going to eat.  I know that some people like to eat the kiwi skin and apple cores but I'm not one of them ^_^* ... those bits are probably mostly fiber anyways!

Just looked up a few fruits and veggies on the CC food database.  They each had an options for "with' or "without" skin (or maybe "peeled").  Just make sure you're picking the correct option.     

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When you select the item, it pops up the screen where you can select the meal the item is a part of. That screen also has an option that allows you to customize food portion. If you're weighing your food, I recommend only worrying about choosing if the item is peeled - as that will effect nutrition - and then enter the exact grams you're eating. The size and other descriptors are for those who do not have a scale, sadly such as myself. 

Thanks everyone for all of your replies.

I know that some items have different portion sizes/descriptions to customize with, but some do not. Grapefruit, for example, list fruit size by diameter but does not indicate whether that includes the skin. The skin adds an additional 2 ounces, so it definitely affects the amount of calories being logged.

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