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Old 02-03-2013, 09:42 AM   #11
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Maybe when it is boiled, some of the molecules go through chemical conversion, thus leading to a higher level of calories
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:42 PM   #12
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I've never seen that information so no help here. It doesn't even make sense that cooking in water and no other additions would make more calories. If a cup of pasta cooks up to two cups it, one cup of cooked would be less calories than one cup of uncooked in my thinking.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:21 PM   #13
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It's got to be a weight thing . So either choose your dry or cooked weight . Well it makes sense in my small head.....
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:56 PM   #14
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I'd question the recipe that tells you pasta gains calories when boiled.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:31 PM   #15
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If its true, I agree with the theory that cooked pasta is easier to digest, therefore your body is able to get more of the calories out of it. But why on earth would you eat raw pasta? The calories listed on the box would refer to PREPARED pasta, if there was a difference, right? Lol
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:32 PM   #16
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Maybe they should cook dry pasta in dehydrated water, then there will be no caloric change.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:45 PM   #17
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I see it in recipes etc all the time.
Thats why I had to ask I don't understand why diet recipes give different calorific values between raw and cooked pasta.
Hence my confusion.
Tricia.
You'd think cooked pasta would have fewer calories compared weight for weight than uncooked pasta because it absorbs water and swells.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:58 PM   #18
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Maybe when it is boiled, some of the molecules go through chemical conversion, thus leading to a higher level of calories
I suppose it's possible that the starch in the "raw" pasta converts to a form of sugar when it's cooked but, then, it would do so in the digestion process anyway. I can't see that it would make a difference.

This, of course, assumes we are talking about the pasta on it's own. Fettuccini Alfredo is a whole different matter :-)
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