Raw vs Cooked Calories
Hey guys so I have looked at a few other similar discussions before posting this, but I am still not 100% on this. My question is in regards to the total calories of certain foods when put into cronometer, raw vs cooked, particularly sweet potato. Last time I did this, I weighed the raw sweet potato (about 1650 grams) and then I weighed it after I boiled it. I drained it very well to remove all the excess water, and it ended up weighing about 1550 grams, not much of a weight loss. The thing is, when you punch these numbers into cronometer, raw vs cooked, they are very different in terms of calories. I guess my question is: if I weigh out X amount of RAW sweet potato and it's, let's say, 1000 calories on cronometer, and then I boil it, will it still be 1000 calories? I would assume it would, right? If it's different, is it negligible (something like 50 calories or less of a difference) or is it significant? There isn't really anything to melt away into the water, I could only assume that it should be very close to the original 1000 calories that it was when it was raw. Another food I cook very often are lentils, the calories on the package should be the same when they are cooked right?