Sodium in Vegetables

previous topic · next topic
swrocks

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 3

      quote  
Posted: 07 Dec 2012, 06:44
Does anyone know why the food database says that the sodium in vegetables goes up when cooked? (eggplant goes from 1 to 100+ when cooked). Why does this happen? Thanks in advance for any insight!
eKatherine

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 1,286

      quote  
Posted: 07 Dec 2012, 08:17
My guess is that somebody added salt in preparation. Nothing else would make sense.
Hoser

Joined: Jul 10
Posts: 2,052

      quote  
Posted: 07 Dec 2012, 13:25
Yes, exactly. A bunch of the vegetable entries have salt added in cooking.

The same is true for oatmeal. Who puts salt in oatmeal, ferchrissakes?!
swrocks

Joined: Jun 12
Posts: 3

      quote  
Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 16:23
Thanks!! Sorry, I haven't had a chance to check this... That was the only thing I could think of, too...
paperiniko

Joined: Jul 11
Posts: 343

      quote  
Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 18:38
most likely is due to the fact that cooking veggies especially when grilling make them loose water therefore weight hence all the nutrients including sodium become more concentrated. I don't think it is the salt in the water because that would be difficult to assess on a db
Hoser

Joined: Jul 10
Posts: 2,052

      quote  
Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 19:52
I'm 100% certain that it's due to added salt during cooking.

In fact, look at this entry for cooked carrots. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you'll see this:

Quote:
Contains these Ingredients:
146 g Carrots (without salt, drained, cooked, boiled)
4 g Margarine (regular, 80% fat with salt, stick)
0.9 g Salt

(Margarine? Really?! YEEEECH!)

My advice is to always just use the raw measurements.
Hoser

Joined: Jul 10
Posts: 2,052

      quote  
Posted: 12 Dec 2012, 02:39
In terms of calories, it really won't make an appreciable difference. Oils are oils when it comes to calories.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Great Lunch Wrap- Only 284 calories
Ingredients: 2-Large Eggs-174 calories Fresh Spinach: (a hand full)- 8 calories Cheese: Sliced/Shredded/or Cheese melt(Velveeta) (No more than 80 calories.) Spinach Wrap: &qu ...
by Bren1115 on 19 Apr 17 02:19 PM
Sugars (Good or Bad)
I've lost 43lbs eating a nice big sugary bowl of cereal every single night. It is all about balance. Insulin doesn't have to be poison, and sugar isn't a drug. The ONLY negative to sugar is ...
by rsmith777 on 07 Apr 17 07:29 AM
HELP editing a recipe!
From your Home screen -- where you enter your meals-- look on the right (you may need to scroll down) and find a heading that says My Custom Foods. You should see the recipes you've entered. To the ...
by tecolote_anna on 23 Mar 17 09:45 AM
How to edit my recipe submission
I did not try it recently, but in the past you could only edit recipes that you did not share. Once you submit it and share, you can no longer edit it. Not sure if it still works this way. I no longer ...
by Ingria on 22 Mar 17 08:37 PM
Draglist Delights - Paleo/LCHF/Keto Foods
Hi everyone. Saving the 90-Second Microwave Almond Bread recipe: 4 tbsp almond flour, .5 tsp baking powder, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 egg. Stir up dry ingredients in a microwave bowl, then stir in the olive ...
by Draglist on 19 Mar 17 11:03 AM