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Chicken Breast nutrition facts please help hectormore_141093 — Jan 05, 2017 05:27PM PST

So im trying to count my macros and i was doing it in an excel until i decided to try this website but what i find is total different values for chicken breast than i had before. For example if i search for "Chicken breast nutrition" on google it shows that 100g of chicken breast have 31g of protein vs when i check here it says only 21g.
My question is: Are the values here for raw chicken or cooked? boneless? bone in? skinless?
As a staple of any fitness-pursuing person i feel this food should be one of the MOST accurate in terms of macronutrients.

p.d. i dont live in the US so i dont have access to the nutrition labels on packed meat since i get it from a deli or butcher

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Jan 05, 2017 06:06PM PST

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. This is a very good question, but unfortunately one that we do not have an exact answer for, as it would depend on how the item was originally entered into the database. However, in general, foods do not lose mass during cooking except by losing moisture or possibly from fat run-off. Some frozen foods may lose a bit of water weight when cooked, if they have accumulated frost in the freezer. Generally speaking, in the long run, the change in weight is statistically insignificant and should not affect your goals.

As a rule of thumb, it should be safe to assume, if a food item does not mention a method of cooking (Chicken Breast – Grilled, for example) it’s most likely the item is meant to be in the uncooked or raw state. Please note, some items in our database are entered by other users, and they may not have clarified cooked vs. raw in these entries.

There is always a margin of error in everything involved in calorie counting: no one person’s metabolism is exactly like another, so even our calculations of your calories needed for the day are not 100 percent precise to the exact calorie. We expect you will experience positive weight management results, even if the numbers are off, to a small degree due to loss of moisture between raw and cooked states, or even the inability to exactly pinpoint your metabolic needs, using generalized equations.

We hope this helps. In the meantime thank you so much for using the program. Please let us know if you have any other problems or questions. We wish you all the success in reaching and maintaining all of your diet and fitness goals.

Warm Regards,
Logan
MyFitnessPal Staff

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