Originally Posted by cjohnson728
Because the actual mass of the caloric part of the food doesn't change when frozen.
If I have a chicken breast that is 200 calories, as long as I don't add anything to it, it's still 200 calories. Freezing and heating neither destroy nor add calories.
I wish they did. Destroy, that is.
Oh yeah, I know that. But it's the weight that I'm talking about. 200 calories in a raw 4 oz chicken breast is 200 calories in a 2.5oz cooked chicken breast.
But since this thread, I have weighed out a 4oz raw piece of chicken, cooked that same piece, and weighed it afterwards. The cooked weight is what I use as my portion and I use the same values on the label.
Hope that makes sense.