Buckwheat vs Buckwheat groats

Hello,

So I've been consuming buckwheat daily for a while now, and thought 1 cup has ~580 calories as specified by the app, but if I add Buckwheat groats instead, it has only about 150 calories per cup. Could someone please explain to me why is there this big difference in calories between the two?
I now don't know if I was fooling myself thinking I'm reaching my calorie goals or not.
Thanks

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  • edited August 2018 Accepted Answer

    Different sizes and densities can really change serving size measures as well as different types of processing (ie. milled four vs. roasted Groats). Check out this blog Post to learn more about choosing serving sizes for accuracy! In general we recommend choosing weight based serving sizes https://cronometer.com/blog/6-tips-getting-nutrition-data/

  • Accepted Answer

    we posted at almost the same time, but i'm pretty sure it's cooked vs. dry difference

    a cup of dry buckwheat has 580 cals, but a cup of cooked has 150 cals...

    I am an amateur. I've been using CRON-O-Meter for 10 years and counting, still learning.....

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  • i'd say look at the water content, make sure the less calorie version isn't cooked...

    i see buckwheat groats dry has the ~same calories as regular, but the 150 cal one is cooked and you can tell by how much water it says it has...

    I am an amateur. I've been using CRON-O-Meter for 10 years and counting, still learning.....

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