Adding new foods to the dairy

edited November 2018 in Begin Here

Hi, newbie here,
I'm a bit confused about how to add foods, for example, if I eat a cup of rice, should I measure the rice before cooking or after?

Also, with oats, apparently there are only 2 options, cooked and dry, how would I measure it if I'm soaking them? any hints?

Thanks a lot in advance for your help


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    Hi Gallito,

    Welcome to Cronometer!

    I would recommend measuring cooked rice, then choosing a cooked rice option from the database, such as "White Rice, Cooked in Unsalted Water".

    Here is a great resource to learn more about getting the best nutrition data using Cronometer: https://cronometer.com/blog/6-tips-getting-nutrition-data/

    Best of luck tracking your nutrition! Let us know if you have any more questions.


    Karen Stark
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    Thank you Karen!

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    Measuring dry weight is better, because different people use different ratios of grain to water. For example if someone makes rolled oats 50g oats plus 150g of water, the cooked weight would be different then with someone cooking same 50g oats in 300g water. In addition, how do you know if "cooked oats/rice/what ever" has anything else in it, like butter or stock using instead of water?

    For myself, I know that 1 cup of dry grain (200g on average) is eaten in 4 days. So I just put 50g of the grain each time.

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