Jan 5, 2013 05:07 PM
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what is "8 ounces" of canned pineapple?

hi - i want to make a carrot cake recipe from Bobs Red Mill website (the mill in Portland OR - the products are well-known in the Pac NW incl Vanc Canada) - and it asks for "8 ounces" of tinned (canned) pineapple - which size can is that? I am in Canada so we are used to metric and tins of food are measured in ml's

i have pasted the cake recipe below - and here is the link
http://www.bobsredmill.com/recipes_de...

BTW - this is a great carrot cake recipe and it uses the Bobs Red Mill "whole wheat PASTRY flour"

i usually double it to make a 9" diam round layer cake.

Cake
•1/2 cup Brown Sugar
•1/2 cup White Sugar
•1/2 cup Canola Oil
•2 Eggs
•1/2 tsp Salt
•1 tsp Cinnamon
•1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
•1 cup Carrot, grated
•3/4 tsp Baking Soda
•1 tsp Baking Powder
•1/4 cup Walnuts- Baker's Pieces
•8 oz Pineapple, crushed and drained

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1. 224 ml

EDIT Fatfingered my calculator

1 oz = 28 grams

1 gram = 1 ml (for water at sea level anyway)

1. re: twyst

Oops posted in error.

2. 226.796 Grams
If you type any measurement into a Google search window it will give you the conversion ie: "8 oz. in Grams"

1. further question - and this applies to more than just this recipe - does the recipe mean LIQUID ounces or WEIGHT ounces (for example, i know there are 8 ounces in a cup (a baking measure cup) --- and as it turns out, there are approx 32 ounces in a liter (pyrex up here has metric and imperial)

1. re: Georgia Strait

They are very close to the same when we are talking about your pineapple since its mostly water. If you were talking about flour or something it would be a huge difference.

1 ML of water = 1 gram at sea level and all that nonsense.

2. There is a difference between US & UK fluid ounces (albeit slight).

That said, 8 US oz = 237ml

Dole Cda sells its crushed pineapple in 398ml cans (14UK oz)

Once you've drained it and measured out your 237ml amt, you will likely not have much leftover in any event, at least that's been my experience.

http://www.amazon.com/Dole-Pineapple-...
This Dole 8 oz can is probably what the recipe author has in mind, which is marked as 227g. When using a canned product, usually recipes specify the canned weight, not the drained weight.

In this recipe I doubt if the quantity of pineapple is critical, since it is drained and thus does not contribute much to the liquid balance of the batter.

2. Isn't a cup the same as 8oz for all intents.... + or - an ounce.

I do not bake....

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1. re: fourunder

No The density of what is being measured matters
http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe...

1. re: fourunder

no it's not. 1 cup of chopped nuts will not necessarily weigh 8 oz.

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