Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Recipes and Menus > Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-01-2004, 08:22 PM   #1
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Avra Valley, AZ
Posts: 4,555
Gallery: 3boys4me
Stats: 5'11" pants size...18/8/8
WOE: Atkins Maintenance, goal 10/04
Start Date: 10/10(3wk break)11/06/03
Does 8 oz always equal 1 cup??

Might be a silly question, not sure.....

Does 1 cup yogurt equal 8 oz?

Take a 32 oz container of yogurt, 1 cup is a serving so 4 cups would equal the whole container and while I don't measure, my servings are rather large and always get at least 6 servings.

I'll start measuring to see but wondering if 1 cup always equals 8 oz....
3boys4me is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 09-01-2004, 08:28 PM   #2
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Avra Valley, AZ
Posts: 4,555
Gallery: 3boys4me
Stats: 5'11" pants size...18/8/8
WOE: Atkins Maintenance, goal 10/04
Start Date: 10/10(3wk break)11/06/03
I think I've answered my own question looking at the container. Says 1 cup (227g) which would equal 8 oz.

hmmmmmmmm....gonna start using a measuring cup.
3boys4me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2004, 08:32 PM   #3
Way too much time on my hands!
 
CarolynF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Kansas
Posts: 38,401
Gallery: CarolynF
Stats: 195/141/139
WOE: Eat Fat, Get Thin
Start Date: January 2001
Here's a chart that I found..

Dry Measuring Equivalents

1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons = 15 ml
1/8 cup = 2 tablespoons = 30 ml
1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons = 50 ml
1/3 cup = 5-1/3 tablespoons = 75 ml
1/2 cup = 8 tablespoons = 125 ml
2/3 cup = 10-2/3 tablespoons = 150 ml
3/4 cup = 12 tablespoons = 175 ml
1 cup = 16 tablespoons = 250 ml

Liquid Measuring Equivalents
1 cup = 8 fluid ounces = 1/2 pint
2 cups = 16 fluid ounces = 1 pint = 1/2 quart
4 cups = 32 fluid ounces = 2 pints = 1 quart
8 cups = 64 fluid ounces = 4 pints = 2 quarts
CarolynF is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2004, 12:35 AM   #4
Way too much time on my hands!
 
auntie3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 10,063
Gallery: auntie3
Stats: 217 / bouncing around / 140
WOE: Low Carb/ Lower GI
Start Date: Jan 24/01
Allow me to be Martha Stewart for a moment.

Measuring your yogurt is a good thing.






auntie3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2004, 04:37 AM   #5
Way too much time on my hands!
 
LindaSue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Spring, TX
Posts: 10,602
Gallery: LindaSue
Stats: 167/117/120 - 5'7"
WOE: Atkins Maintenance
Start Date: July 2002
I just looked at a container of yogurt and it is measured by weight rather than fluid ounces, so it is possible that an 8 ounce container might not be exactly 1 measuring cupful. Depending on what's in the yogurt, it might be slightly more or slightly less than 1 cup. Sour cream is the same way. It's by weight not fluid ounces so an 8 ounce carton isn't exactly a cup, but pretty close.

My mom clued me in on measuring sour cream many years ago. She had a cake recipe that called for 1 cup sour cream and had always assumed that an 8 ounce carton was exactly what was needed. One day she decided to measure it out and I think it turned out that there was really slightly more in the carton than one cup and the excess might have affected the outcome of her cake.
LindaSue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2004, 06:05 AM   #6
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Avra Valley, AZ
Posts: 4,555
Gallery: 3boys4me
Stats: 5'11" pants size...18/8/8
WOE: Atkins Maintenance, goal 10/04
Start Date: 10/10(3wk break)11/06/03
Quote:
Originally posted by auntie3
Allow me to be Martha Stewart for a moment.

Measuring your yogurt is a good thing.



Thank you all for you help and Linda for that great explaination.
3boys4me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2004, 08:10 AM   #7
giJ
Major LCF Poster!
 
giJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: NOVA
Posts: 1,097
Gallery: giJ
Stats: Size 18W+/8
WOE: My own - low carb, high fat, calorie controlled
Start Date: You mean this time? 9 Jan 2012
I've actually spent a lot of time (I'm embarrassed to say) thinking about this.

I went to Hard Times Cafe for chili with some friends. I checked the website first and knew that 3/4 cup of Cincinnati chili is 300 cal, 23 g fat, 2 g fiber, 4 g carbs (total, not net).

So I ordered a cup of chili. At the end of the meal, I asked the waitress how big the serving was (to verify for me). She found out the answer for me. It's 3 oz.

OK, now I realize that a "cup" may not be a cup... but WHY would you give the nutritional information as 3/4 cup if your restaurants measure by oz? And does this mean that those stats are for 6 oz?

Not a question, just a vent. Of course, if any of you KNOW the answer, that's fine too.
__________________

Dieting to look good in cute clothes. Exercising to look good without them
---
I can do Hard Things.
giJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2004, 03:41 PM   #8
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Avra Valley, AZ
Posts: 4,555
Gallery: 3boys4me
Stats: 5'11" pants size...18/8/8
WOE: Atkins Maintenance, goal 10/04
Start Date: 10/10(3wk break)11/06/03
Quote:
Originally posted by giJ


So I ordered a cup of chili. At the end of the meal, I asked the waitress how big the serving was (to verify for me). She found out the answer for me. It's 3 oz.

OK, now I realize that a "cup" may not be a cup... but WHY would you give the nutritional information as 3/4 cup if your restaurants measure by oz? And does this mean that those stats are for 6 oz?
I'm wondering if it's about the size scoop they use to dish it up with.

I work in a cafeteria and I'm going to ask my boss tomorrow about the oz equivilents on some of our scoops.

I'll post back about it.....


Edited to add...I do know that we scoop up pudding using a 1/2 cup scoop, into a 4 oz portion cup but it does not fill up the cup

Last edited by 3boys4me; 09-02-2004 at 03:43 PM..
3boys4me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2004, 04:13 PM   #9
Major LCF Poster!
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,555
Gallery: oreo2
WOE: lc
Think of how much space a ton of lead takes up vs a ton of feathers. Liquid oz may weigh more but take up less space, hence recipes that refer to fl oz. This was brought up a while back when someone was asking about 8 oz of cheese for a recipie (shred an 8 oz block of cheese and get more than 1 cup of cheese). Hope that helps.
oreo2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2004, 03:57 AM   #10
Way too much time on my hands!
 
auntie3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 10,063
Gallery: auntie3
Stats: 217 / bouncing around / 140
WOE: Low Carb/ Lower GI
Start Date: Jan 24/01
Sometimes, measurements are by weight, and sometimes by volume. For the most part, most American recipes refer to volume measurements, hence the need for measuring cups for both dry measure and liquid measure. It is not usually specified that liquid measure is fluid ounces. Sour cream is measured in fluid ounces, if you look at the container. As a rule of thumb, if the container says fl oz, then you should use a liquid measuring cup for your measurement. I hope that makes sense.

Generally speaking, European recipes are based on weight, which is a far more accurate measure, since it reduces the variables of size and shape.

Cheese is usually measured by weight. If a recipe calls for 8 ounces of cheese, you will probably end up with about 2 cups of shredded cheese. However, that will largely depend on how coarsely you grate your cheese. If it is grated finely, you will have less than 2 cups.

The scoops are like dry measuring cups, and would therefore not affect a weight measurement. They are usually 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, etc. and are based on volume measurement, and are great for standardizing serving sizes so they look the same.

A cup of chili could weigh 3 ounces, but would always take up the volume of 8 fluid ounces. 3/4 cup would always take up the volume of 6 fluid ounces, but could weigh more or less than 3 ounces. It all depends on what is in the chili!

HTH

__________________
[color=purple]

Auntie


Proud member of the SHRINKING VIOLETS
[/color]

[color=red]At the Canada Challenge thread every day![/color]
auntie3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2004, 05:44 AM   #11
Way too much time on my hands!
 
LindaSue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Spring, TX
Posts: 10,602
Gallery: LindaSue
Stats: 167/117/120 - 5'7"
WOE: Atkins Maintenance
Start Date: July 2002
American sour cream is labeled by weight and not fluid ounces. When it's by weight, it will give the equivalent in grams next to it. When it's by fluid ounces, it will most times say so on the label and will give the equivalent in mLs. It's quite confusing because some foods that you'd consider liquids are packaged by weight instead. Salsa is one example. It actually says 16 ounces (1 pound) right on the label. I bought a 16 ounce bottle of the green Mexican sauce I use in a lot of recipes. I only needed half the bottle for the recipe I was making last night so I thought I'd measure out 1 cup of it. Well, it turns out that there were not two cups in the bottle. It was more like 12-14 fluid ounces when measured out.
LindaSue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2004, 08:17 AM   #12
giJ
Major LCF Poster!
 
giJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: NOVA
Posts: 1,097
Gallery: giJ
Stats: Size 18W+/8
WOE: My own - low carb, high fat, calorie controlled
Start Date: You mean this time? 9 Jan 2012
Quote:
Originally posted by auntie3
A cup of chili could weigh 3 ounces, but would always take up the volume of 8 fluid ounces. 3/4 cup would always take up the volume of 6 fluid ounces, but could weigh more or less than 3 ounces. It all depends on what is in the chili!

HTH

Auntie ~~ It helps in that I have someone agreeing (I think) that their two separate data sets doesn't help me at all, since I don't know whether I had a full serving (per their carb counts), half of one, or more than one! LOL

I think it's time to write them an email and find out...
giJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:13 AM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.