Originally Posted by Rambo
got another one for the food scientists: i've been calculating out food values and one that keeps tripping me up is brown rice. they list cooked brown rice as being one cup = 200g. but i've tried 3 different dry measuring spoons and never gotten anywhere over around 150g in weight. Same thing with sweet potato. what could they be using for this? admittedly, not a pressing issue, but something i was curious about.
wait, what? you've been trying to measure 1 cup of rice using tablespoons? think there might be some margin of error there? (16 measurements v. 1?). also, with sweet potatoes, would matter if diced or shredded (and what size?) or pureed.