Do beans lose calories when cooked?

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Do beans lose calories when cooked?

#1 Postby ChaserHUN » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:07 am

Recently I bought canned beans, because it's a lot faster to make them, it say 100g has 53kcal, as for beans that weren't pre-cooked says 277kcals in 100gramms. How can this be? :S
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Re: Do beans lose calories when cooked?

#2 Postby bluebabe » Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:45 pm

Cooking grains-legumes changes the nutritional density, probably from added water that enters the cells, therefore you have extra weight without calories-nutrition. You may notice this when you soak grains, they often double in size (or even more) because of absorbed water.
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Re: Do beans lose calories when cooked?

#3 Postby Sasho » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:49 am

As bluebabe said, probably those 100g are including the water/liquid inside of the can, not the beans themselves :)

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