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02-04-2008, 07:38 PM
I totally realize fitday is far from gospel, but I was curious about something: why are frozen strawberries higher in calories than regular strawberries? I picked the "strawberries, frozen, unsweetened" option and they were listed at 77 calories (1 cup) and normal strawberries at 46 for 1 cup. is this weird?
02-04-2008, 08:25 PM
It is weird...but not really for fitday. I think there is a better one called nutridiary? I'm not sure, I just looked at it one day on a recommendation....have to check it out better, but you could too I guess.
BUT always a good thing to go with the LOWER amount of calories in my opinion!!! :)
02-04-2008, 09:21 PM
had sugar in it. Maybe the calories were taken at that time and not redone for unsweetened strawberries. Also, even though it says unsweetened, check the list of ingredients just in case.
02-04-2008, 11:12 PM
that could be why. i checked the package, and strawberries were the only "ingredient" listed. odd!
02-05-2008, 10:31 AM
My guess is that frozen strawberries are more compact than fresh, so you're getting more fruit in a cup of frozen than fresh. I'm thinking about how dried fruit has more calories than fresh. Just a guess, though.
I would be curious enough to look at the package and compare the package's value to what's on Fitday.
02-05-2008, 07:15 PM
The analysis for the fresh strawberries was done with different strawberries than the frozen strawberries. Produce naturally varies in the number of calories it has, depending on variety of fruit, soil it was grown in, amount of rain it got, and a ton of other variables.
The frozen strawberries could have been more ripe than the fresh ones.
I don't believe in counting calories while raw.
Trust your body :) .
02-06-2008, 02:26 PM
^ that actually makes perfect sense!
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