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

Grilled Ranch Pork Chops with Peach Jalapeno Salsa
This sounds really good, will have to try it. Thank you.
by Purplesgirl98 on 14 Jun 18 11:44 AM
Roasted Balsamic Chicken with Baby Tomatoes Recipe
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, or more to taste 1 clove garlic, or more to taste, minced salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 4 large skinless, boneless ...
by rubyt23 on 12 Jun 18 05:22 PM
Miss your pasta? Try 'Shirataki Noodles' 5 calories per 100gm!!
Thanks :)
by levonne101 on 11 Jun 18 02:12 AM
Can't have lemon juice, need a sub for it
Thanks Annba!
by Cat64 on 21 May 18 07:52 PM
Question about varying nutrition information
Many food entries are done by users, it's always wise to check if variations look suspicious. There is a USDA site to check basic foods, and carb and calorie counter books / websites, that you can ...
by gz9gjg on 02 Apr 18 10:29 AM