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Does anyone know whether weighing something frozen gives you accurate results, as in, the same weight if it were not frozen? I am specifically talking about meat. Thanks!

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  1. same

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      So if I weigh a package of chic thighs frozen, it will roughly weigh the same thawed?

      1. re: Dirtywextraolives

        If the meat is sealed (as it should be) when frozen, and left that way when it thaws, there will be no change of mass.

        Frozen meat weighs more than unfrozen meat only to the extent that during the freezing process water has condensed and frozen on its surface. The meat itself and the water it contains weigh the same.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          That's what I figured but was not sure. Thank you.

    2. Are you asking if a pound of ice weighs the same as a pound of water?

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      1. re: ferret

        No

      2. I'd like to know the same thing. I'm on weight watchers and always forget to weigh my meat after I've defrosted it in the microwave. Thanks!

        1. I always weigh when it is thawed because there is always some water in the bag, I think of it as "chicken juice" or "fish juice" or whatever.

          1. It's sort of like asking what's heavier, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?

            1. Notionally, it should be almost equal. However: to the extent water vapor in the air has been trapped and frozen in the packaging, and/or the frozen items leach water when thawed, the drained thawed weight would be less to some degree. This potential variation increases with the volume involved.