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What does one gram of meat look like?

Asked by afghanmoose (554 points ) January 31st, 2009 from iPhone

Im trying to put equations in my phone to calculate the food im consuming.what would one gram of chicken look like and how would i find out how much protein is in a cube of beef/or chicken(their kabobs)

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kfingerman's avatar

about a cubic centimeter – maybe a little bigger

Judi's avatar

I thought a gram was about the weight of 2 paper clips. That’s what they told me in Jr Hi some 35 years ago.

kfingerman's avatar

Think about it this way: a gram of water is a cubic cm. Meat is probably about the same density (muscle denser, fat less dense, so it depends on how fatty the meat).

afghanmoose's avatar

Well if i had a ruler than how long or how thick,any type of example

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

Sounds like one gram of meat looks about like the texture of the smell of taste.

tb1570's avatar

@afghanmoose, what, exactly, are you measuring again??

afghanmoose's avatar

one cube of beef/chicken.if you had kabobs then imagine one piece.

Judi's avatar

@afghanmoose ; I think that’s more than a gram.

Judi's avatar

Here it says that 1 oz of meat has aprox 7 grams of protien. and here is an ounce to gram converter it you want to know the specific weight of the meat.

gailcalled's avatar

3 oz. beef (recommended portion) should be about the size of a deck of cards.

steve6's avatar

One cc water is one gram. You know how big a cc is. If meat is heavier than water a gram of meat will be smaller than a gram (cc) of water.

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

100 grams = 3.5 ounces, which would be about 1 serving of protein. 112 grams would be the meat in a 1/4 lb. hamburger.

Allie's avatar

Using information provided by Alfreda, one gram of meat is .0035 ounces. Yes?

afghanmoose's avatar

So correct me if im wrong but one gram of protein is how many grams of a meat cube

Allie's avatar

Judi said 1 oz of meat has aprox 7 grams of protein.
Alfreda said 100 grams = 3.5 ounces.

Assuming that is correct…

1 oz meat = 7g protein , then 3.5 oz meat = 24.5g protein
3.5oz of meat = 100g of meat
100g of meat = 24.5g protein
1g of meat = .00245g protein

afghanmoose's avatar

Or a simpler way is one cube of chicken kabob would b how much protein

Allie's avatar

Depends on how many grams your cube is..

afghanmoose's avatar

1.5 by 1.5 inches,1.5 tall and wife

Allie's avatar

That tells me nothing about how much it weighs.
A shoebox full of feathers and a shoebox full of rocks have the same dimensions and completely different weights.

afghanmoose's avatar

True,.071 of a lb

afghanmoose's avatar

Thanks allie by the way,your a big help,if u chrck out my restaurant website maybe u might get a better understanding, www.silkroadrestaurant.org

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

That sounds like about 35–40 grams per cube.

Allie's avatar

1lb = about 453.6g
.071lb = about 32.3g

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

@afghanmoose, your menu sounds wonderful!!!!

afghanmoose's avatar

Thanks alfreda,my family and i try our best,its all healthy food,organic,ethnic.@allieso the 32.3 g is the amount of protein in that cube?

Allie's avatar

No, the 32.3g is how many grams of meat are in that cube..

100g of meat = 24.5g protein
32.3g of meat = ?g protein

From above: 1g of meat = .00245g protein

(32.3g of meat)(.00245g of protein) = about .079g protein

There is about .079 grams of protein in your 32.3 grams of meat cube.

gailcalled's avatar

Here’s a very good table from Ask the Meatman. Scroll to middle.

x axis = Calories, calories from fat, total fat in grams, cholesterol in mg, sodium, protein, and iron. Y axis = different cuts of beef.

Grisson's avatar

As @kfingerman pointed out, a gram of meat (assuming meat is near the density of water, or slightly less. Does it float?) is one cubic centimeter. Which means the size of the cube would be 1 cm on edge, or about the width of an average (appropriately enough) finger.

AstroChuck's avatar

I imagine it looks just like meat.

Grisson's avatar

I don’t think we have metric cows anyway.

mangeons's avatar

Erm… I don’t know… I suppose it looks like a gram of meat?

Orangeskyblue's avatar

Allie- you have added two extra decimal places. It should be 7.9g. Look at it again. Roughly 25% in both examples.

Allie's avatar

@Orangeskyblue So you’re right. :)
<- wasn’t a math major

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