Comparing calories in dry and wet pasta!


I’ve always gotten confused when it came to calorie counting pasta! So, I decided to see for myself what was what!

dry to wet

I took 56 grams of plain egg noodles that the package advertised as containing 200 calories and then cooked them for seven minutes in boiling water, drained them and did the weighing again. Above, you can see that gram for gram, the the wet should be figured at about half that of the dry (or what usually listed on the package). I also plan to do this for plain spaghetti pasta in the near future . The bottom line for me will be to take whatever the gram weight of wet pasta and then double it to get the approximate caloric content!

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About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who is currently residing in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy hiking, camping and all things related to gardening. I rec’d my degree from SIU majoring in Biology many moons ago and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology, the Finnish language and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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