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Old 07-20-2012, 10:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by emily_ca View Post
Hi there,

Just posting that the quinoa calorie count in the database is wrong (very wrong.) It lists 1 cup of quinoa at 636 calories. I searched elsewhere ( and the USDA nutrient database) and they both list it at 222 calories for 1 cup of cooked quinoa.

FYI! Hope you change/update it soon.
Yup it is a cooked vs. raw issue. A cup of uncooked (raw) quinoa is 636 cals, but 1 cup uncooked turns into nearly 3 cups cooked. Thus, 1 cup of cooked quinoa is 222 calories. FitDay's calorie counter usually specifies cooked or uncooked, but not in this case.

I hope that helps, Emily.
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