Originally Posted by legend_018
Some ziti I have says it's so many calories "say 200" for 3/4 cup dry. Why do they do that? Who eats it dry? How do I know how much that is once it's cooked. I'm on a diet and trying to watch my calories.
For portion control many weigh the pasta dry before cooking. The macaroni product container usually contains A. servings per container, B. calories per serving and C. net weight:
C / A = D [ounces(dry) per serving]
B / D = calories per dry ounce
And today's kids say arithmetic is boring and not applicable to their lifestyle?