Do chicken thighs include the bone?

When weighing chicken thighs, do I subtract the weigh of the leftover bones for accurate calories? It adds up ^^.

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  • The nutrition values for foods are given for the edible portion only. With bone-in meats, you can use the weight for the whole piece.

    Karen Stark
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  • Hi Karen.... I'm confused now.

    If you had just said "The nutrition values for foods are given for the edible portion only." I would have understood. Sam should subtract the weight of the bones (just the edible parts weight counts).

    But then you said "With bone-in meats, you can use the weight for the whole piece." This would seem to indicate that meats (like Sam's chicken thighs) should count the total weight of the chicken thigh ( meat or edible parts plus the bone).

    Sometimes I'll eat something like a chicken wing that half the weight seems to be the bone.

    So if a piece of meat has a bone in it, do or don't we count the bone?

    (So if a chicken thigh for example weighs 10 ounces (say 7 ounces of edible part and 3 ounces of bone) would I count the whole 10 ounces or just the 7 ounces?

    Thanks for any clarification.... I try to be very accurate with my diet...

    Matthew

  • Sorry for the confusion. I'll give it another go :smile:

    The weight is listed for the whole piece, including the meat and the bone. However, the nutrition values assume that you do not eat the bone.

    So you can weigh a chicken thigh, bone-in and enter the full 10 ounces.

    Karen Stark
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