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Spaghetti delicious. It says on the box that 2oz is a serving. How much is that in cups?

Mon. Mar 3, 6:52pm

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2 FLUID ounces = 1/4 cups.. I'm fairly certain that the nutritional information is give for pre-prepared product, so there's going to be a difference in the number of calories in 1/4 cup cooked and 1/4 cup dry spaghetti.

Monday, March 03, 2008, 7:01 PM

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Take a stack of dry spaghetti in your hand and compare it to the diameter of a quarter. That's approximately the same as a serving.

By the way, whole wheat pastas are a good source of fiber and some protein, and definitely yummy too!

Monday, March 03, 2008, 9:53 PM

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I have a digital food scale that I use to weigh everything and pasta is one of them.
2 oz of dry pasta is about 200 calories and makes a good amount of pasta.
About the size of a quarter in the palm of your hand- as the other poster said, that is just about right. Good way to describe it.

Monday, March 03, 2008, 10:47 PM

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Most grains double, so 2 oz dry is generally 4 oz cooked (or 1/2 cup). Better to weigh it though. When I first started measuring my food I couldn't believe how tiny a serving of pasta is compared to how much I normally ate. I bulk it up with lots of veggies though and now I'm so used to eating it as a side (and not an end in and of itself) that I don't even like to order pasta when I go out.

Monday, March 03, 2008, 10:57 PM

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