Protein/Serving Discrepancy Between Brands

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  1. kilian

    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

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    I'm slightly confused.
    I bought some chicken today (prepackaged chicken breast strips. boneless skinless).
    About 100 calories/serving, with 3g of fat and 22g of protein per serving.
    Usually I buy foster farms (these stats).

    Today at the store, only saw the spicy foster farms and another brand of plain chicken strips. Right next to each other, identical stats, except the other brand had only 19g of protein/serving. Same calories, etc.

    Does this mean that foster farms is giving me better chicken? or that the nutrition info isn't accurate on one/both of them?

    Cliffs: one package of chicken has more protein than the other brand.
     
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    Anabolic Pop-Tarts New Member

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    It's pretty accurate for each due to FDA Regs. Some brands have fillers or higher water/broth content. My wife bought a can of store brand tuna the other day and one of the ingredients was "soy."

    wtf.
     
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    3g fat and 22g protein is 115 calories not 100
     
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    same serving size?
     
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    also true
     
  6. kilian

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    ok I guess the discrepancy is in the southwest flavor vs. plain (wtf??)
    Nutrition on the southwest (per serving):
    1.5g fat, (.5 saturated)
    50mg chol
    500mg sodium
    1g carb
    <1g sug
    22g protein

    110 Calories.

    I know for a fact that the foster farms same brand but plain flavor is only 100 Calories.

    Weird.
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    dude you're worrying about 10 calories :ugh:

    and chicken doesn't have carbs, so obviously the southwestern flavoring is adding that, so there is your difference.
     
  8. kilian

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    No I'm not worried about the calories.
    I was just curious why the protein content was higher in one brand than the other when it was the same serving size.
     
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    if the serving size of 1 brand is 100g, and 20g of that is protein, 2g is fat, and 78g is water, etc... and the other brand is 100g serving with 2g fat, 78g water/misc, 2g southwestern seasoning...how many g protein?
     
  10. kilian

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    The southwestern has more protein (22g) than the plain (19g).
    I don't understand what you're saying.
     
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    ok so the other one has more water. If the serving size is 100g, and the macros add up to say 25, then the remaining 75g is everything that does not contain energy (calories). in the case of meat, this is primarily water. The amount is going to vary slightly from producer to producer and from chicken to chicken for that mater.
     
  12. kilian

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    Gotcha.
    Sorry for the confusion/noobness on my part.
    :bowdown:
    Despite my riding the perpetual short bus in this thread I actually did learn something :joshers:
     
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