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Old 04-28-2012, 09:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default When the USDA calculates calories in raw fish/meat is it frozen or thawed?

In the USDA nutrition database (NDL/FNIC Food Composition Database Home Page) some foods like salmon, shrimp, meat and poultry are listed as raw and also cooked. When the calorie and nutrient content is measured in their lab for raw fish/meat/poultry is the product frozen or does the raw meat/fish/poultry mean that the calorie/ nutrient content was measures after it was thawed?

When calculating the calorie content of my food I am unsure to weigh it frozen or thaw it to get the most accurate nutritional info as listed in their database.

I apologize is this seems anal or OCD but I'm pretty strict with my calories.

Any info or clarification would be much appreciated.
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