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superdave
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posted July 01, 2000 12:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for superdave   Click Here to Email superdave     Edit/Delete Message
I got some pure egg protein from the protein factory and they give all the info in grams...how does that convert into measuring cups? I dont have a food scale that measures grams. I just need to know the amount of protein that im getting in either 1/2 cup or a cup or whatever.

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Testoman
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posted July 01, 2000 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Testoman   Click Here to Email Testoman     Edit/Delete Message
One heaping tablespoon equals 10-12 grams of protein powder. Take three tablespoons, and you're on your way to a decent shake.

TestoMan

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superdave
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posted July 01, 2000 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for superdave   Click Here to Email superdave     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks, the egg protein i bought has 82 grams protein per 100grams powder. I just made a shake with 1 cup and I was just guessing...I wont do that again as I am full as shit. I must have just downed 200 grams protein!

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marvelous_mark
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posted July 01, 2000 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for marvelous_mark   Click Here to Email marvelous_mark     Edit/Delete Message
1 cup = 226,79 grams / 226,79 grams = 1 cup

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komododragon
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posted July 01, 2000 10:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for komododragon   Click Here to Email komododragon     Edit/Delete Message
Technically speaking you cant convert grams to cups. A gram is a measurment of weight, a cup is a measurment of volume. For example a cup of water is gonna weigh a heck of a lot more than a cup of protein powder.

Thats why a professional cook or baker always measures ingredients by weight rather than using a volume measure such as a cup, liter, etc.

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E2
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posted July 01, 2000 11:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2   Click Here to Email E2     Edit/Delete Message UIN: 54337564
I can't believe you guys,

cups = volume
grams = mass

how the hell can you convert a volume measurement to a mass measurement without knowing the density of the substance????

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marvelous_mark
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posted July 02, 2000 08:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for marvelous_mark   Click Here to Email marvelous_mark     Edit/Delete Message
I converted cups to ounces and then ounces to grams. Ounces can be both mass and volume. Put 1 cup of rice in a measuring cup and then put it on a scale and you'll see that 1 cup = 226,79 grams approx.

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Testoman
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posted July 02, 2000 09:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Testoman   Click Here to Email Testoman     Edit/Delete Message
marvelous-mark, you can't caluclate like that, you really have to take the density of the material into consideration. If you fill up a cup with protein powder and put it on scale it probably will weigh 100 grams (minus the cup). If you fill it up with creatine powder it might weigh 200 grams! Creatine has a higher density than protein powder.

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Puc
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posted July 04, 2000 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Puc   Click Here to Email Puc     Edit/Delete Message
The only thing you can do is grab yourself a scoop, scoop out some protein, weigh it on a gram scale, and use that as a baseline for your "scoop" calculations.

Keep in mind everything will be an estimate because the densities of the powder will vary slightly based on how packed it is.

Puc

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