Why do cooked vegetables have more fat?

Old 01-19-2012, 11:26 AM
FitDay Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2
Default Why do cooked vegetables have more fat?

It seems odd to me that just by boiling or steaming raw vegetables the fat content can increase dramatically. For example, a cup of raw Cauliflower has .1 grams of fat. Cooked Cauliflower has 4.6 grams. That is 46 times more fat. How??
fkrist is offline  
Old 01-19-2012, 12:34 PM
Super Moderator
cjohnson728's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,083

They do not have more fat when cooked. However, when you use the Search button for a food in FitDay, it somehow defaults to preparation with fat. You would be better off using the Browse Foods tab. Go to Vegetable, select the appropriate category, and keep going through the choices until you get to "fat not added in cooking." It's definitely more of a pain, but at least it's accurate.
cjohnson728 is offline  
Old 01-19-2012, 02:05 PM
FitDay Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2

That did the trick. Thanks so much for the help.
fkrist is offline  
Old 01-20-2012, 05:48 AM
FitDay Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 106

Also be aware that fitday will also assume a lot of added salt in cooked veggies. Stumbled on this when I started looking at my Sodium and was wondering where it was coming from.
clarkslp is offline  
Old 01-24-2012, 01:45 PM
FitDay Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 49

One last reason why 1 cup of cooked Cauliflower is more calories and fat than 1 cup of raw Cauliflower - because when you cook it, you remove the water.

There is more Cauliflower (in every regard) in one cup cooked, than one cup raw. 1 cup raw, only amounts to about 1/2 cup cooked.

Cooking vegetables (to a large degree) is a process of removing the water!
stamatiaa is offline  
Old 01-25-2012, 06:04 AM
FitDay Member
dar n's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: British Columbia Canada
Posts: 533

You can edit any fitday food (in beta anyway not sure classic) and it will become a custom food I have done this with all the veggies to remove the salt they think I add that I do not, also with chicken they assume you have added allot of salt so you could do the same for fats also.
dar n is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.