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    how do you measure your coconut oil?


    a solid being denser then liquid....

    with that said when using a tablespoon of EVCO is it better you melt the product and use 1 tablespoon of the oil, or do you use 1 tablespoon of the semi solid EVCO?

    i feel melting it a little make measuring easier, and more precise and less chance for error, and if keeping it solid, due to the density, actually end up using more if measuring a solid tablespoon vs melted table spoon....

    your thoughts everyone?

    oh and when you can....

    melt the EVCO pour it on broccoli w garlic and salt, youll thank me later

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    melting it is certainly more precise. However it kind of ruins portability aspect of it. When you use it as a solid and just stick a tbsp in there, you can carry a container of it around just like you would a jar of PB and use it on the go.
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    I just leave mine near the stove.. when I am done cooking it is usually in liquid form and I dose prebed.
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    but is it less fat in melted vs solid due to density? thats where im concerned
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    I dont believe so.. when it is a liquid or solid it still occupys the same volume it appears.
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    Like everything else....A scale.
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    i have a digi scal unfortunalty my weighing plate is gone, i just weigh everything wihtout it, proble with doing that with oil, is well i guess you can guess that it jus doesnt work lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssbackwards View Post
    i have a digi scal unfortunalty my weighing plate is gone, i just weigh everything wihtout it, proble with doing that with oil, is well i guess you can guess that it jus doesnt work lol
    You can't just put the tub on the scale, and "tare it" then take oil out, until you hit the correct value?
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    no bc i want to measure solid oil vs liquid oil in terms of weight. bc like i said, solid is denser then liquid, there fore serving size may be in terms of mL which is a liquid measurement, as opposed to a gram measurement which is a solid measurement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssbackwards View Post
    no bc i want to measure solid oil vs liquid oil in terms of weight. bc like i said, solid is denser then liquid.
    This doesnt matter.. a gram no matter liquid, solid, gas or a hershey squirt will all still weigh exactly one gram.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    This doesnt matter.. a gram no matter liquid, solid, gas or a hershey squirt will all still weigh exactly one gram.
    i think your not understanding what i say..

    Take a tablespoon of EVCO in its solid state... melt it down... would it it measure out to 1 tablespoon oil... if not then should you measure your tablespoon of EVCO in the liquid state.... maybe that makes more sense.
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    Also, the idea of all solids of any flavor being denser is a misnomer. This can be seen in water for example. The density of water as a liquid is more so than that when phased as a solid. As a solid waters bonds to each other become very rigid, whereas a liquid they are more flexible and allow the individual molecules to squeeze closer together. This is an oversimplification, but used just as an example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssbackwards View Post
    i think your not understanding what i say..

    Take a tablespoon of EVCO in its solid state... melt it down... would it it measure out to 1 tablespoon oil... if not then should you measure your tablespoon of EVCO in the liquid state.... maybe that makes more sense.
    I understand what you are saying. Here is a little chart for you that should assist.

    Amount : 1 tbsp (tablespoon) of coconut oil
    Equals : 13.51 g (gram) of coconut oil
    Fraction : 13 51/100 g (gram) of coconut oil
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssbackwards View Post
    no bc i want to measure solid oil vs liquid oil in terms of weight. bc like i said, solid is denser then liquid.
    lol..what? What weighs more 1lb of feathers or 1lb of led?

    14g of coconut oil is 14g liquid or solid..

    Measure 14g of coconut oil out on a scale, and melt it. Re-weigh it. Report back.

    I am not sure why you are making this so complicated. Weigh out the oil in solid or liquid form, and eat it.
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    the liquid takes up more surface area, i know im overthinking but i gotta photo shoot sat and im making sure cals are perfect.

    ill find out the best way. scrutinizing my thoughts arent helping anyone.

    simple question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssbackwards View Post
    the liquid takes up more surface area, i know im overthinking but i gotta photo shoot sat and im making sure cals are perfect.

    ill find out the best way. scrutinizing my thoughts arent helping anyone.

    simple question.
    Dude, what are you saying...lol WEIGH IT ON A SCALE! It is not that you are over thinking it, it is that what you are saying makes no sense..lol

    Seriously, I can't make it any clearer. The most accurate way to dispense it, is to just weigh it.

    If you don't have a "plate" for your scale, take the tub, place it on the scale, and remove the desired amount of WEIGHT from the tub, and consume it.

    It makes no difference if you remove it from the tub via teaspoon, or shovel, in liquid or in solid the weight remains the same.

    Lets take popcorn as example. It takes up a lot of "surface area".

    If 1cup of popcorn is = 8g, and 8g of popcorn is = to 30 calories, and you take the popcorn and blend it in a blender and now that 1cup of popcorn is 1/4 cup, it is still that same cup of popcorn, which is = 30 calories.
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    ill figure it out. makes sense in my head. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssbackwards View Post
    ill figure it out. makes sense in my head. lol
    I feel like you are going to read this thread, in 2 days, and wonder WTF you were thinking..LOL

    Seriously, the weight doesn't change. Just weigh out the amount you want, and that is it man. There is nothing more to think about, other then the best way to eat it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Reynolds View Post
    I feel like you are going to read this thread, in 2 days, and wonder WTF you were thinking..LOL

    Seriously, the weight doesn't change. Just weigh out the amount you want, and that is it man. There is nothing more to think about, other then the best way to eat it..
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    i eat that **** like butter,

    50% of my fat cals are from it the other is from either EVOO, almond butter, avacado, macadamia nuts, pecan halves, and cacao nibs.
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    ok ****ers. lol

    heres how it goes....

    1 tablespoon is approx 15g by conversion up there.

    solid coconut oil in a half tablespoon is 4.7-5.1 g. there for 3 1/2 tablespoon in this case is equal to a serving,

    this means solid coconut oil = 1.5 tablespoon serving.

    therefor best to measure in liquid as a tablespoon for best measurement since 1 liquid tablespoon is equal to 15mL or 14.3-15g.

    now do you guys understand why i asked this.

    oh and weight solide coconut oil is a bitch,.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssbackwards View Post
    oh and weight solide coconut oil is a bitch,.
    It really isn't, and takes all of 5 seconds lol But whatever floats your boat.

    It is the most accurate way to measure it, which seems as that is what you were concerned with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Reynolds View Post
    It really isn't, and takes all of 5 seconds lol But whatever floats your boat.

    It is the most accurate way to measure it, which seems as that is what you were concerned with.
    its not the most accurate, it took 3 .5 tablespoons to get 15g of coconut oil!

    weighing it liquid is more accurate especially since serving size unit is 15mL which is a liquid measurement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssbackwards

    its not the most accurate, it took 3 .5 tablespoons to get 15g of coconut oil!

    weighing it liquid is more accurate especially since serving size unit is 15mL which is a liquid measurement.
    Dude you are dense as **** lol

    It doesn't matter how many table spoons it took, 15g is 15g. I seriously thought you were brighter then this.lol

    This is probably the single dumbest debate I have ever had with someone over the age of 4
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    i am, im just saying for people who are using 1 table spoon solid coconut oil, they arent getting the right amount people usually dont weigh oil. so im passing it on.

    if your not going to weigh it, melt it and use a table spoon otherwise its 1.5 tablespoons for a serving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssbackwards
    i am, im just saying for people who are using 1 table spoon solid coconut oil, they arent getting the right amount people usually dont weigh oil. so im passing it on.

    if your not going to weigh it, melt it and use a table spoon otherwise its 1.5 tablespoons for a serving.
    You just said weighing it wasn't the most accurate lol.

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