# 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 ^^.

• 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.

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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

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.

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