View Full Version : calorie count difference...

10-05-2004, 06:59 AM
...between 2 similar foods

i've just been working on my diet chart which is pretty much a living document. anyway i was comparing the different nutritional values between 2 products.

normal beef patty, per servings 100g:
cals: 235
protein: 12.6
fat: 19.9
carbohydrates: 2.1

aussie 100% beef, per servings 125g:
cals: 236.61
protein: 20.8
fat: 21.4
carbohydrates: 0

my question: how can the 100% beef product, at heavier weight per serving, have nearly the same calorie count when compared to the lighter beef??
10-05-2004, 07:02 AM
Similar doesnt mean exactly alike. Youve already answered your own question. Some foods will have more calories than others wether they be similar or not. Take for instance tuna in water and tuna in oil. Its still tuna but the nutritional values are different.

10-05-2004, 07:12 AM
thanks, just needed clarification. i guess the lighter meat has more "crap" on it that keeps its calorie count where it is, while the "lean" meat is pretty much pure good meat that makes up it's calorie count from good volume.