I noticed that there is a substantial difference between the nutritional values of some uncooked and cooked food.
For example, 100g of uncooked quinoa has:
- 368 kcal
- Carbohydrates 64g
- Fat 6g
- Protein 14g
while 100g of cooked quinoa has:
- 120 kcal
- Carbohydrates 21g
- Fat 2g
- Protein 4g
If I cook 100g of quinoa, the final weight will be maybe 300g because of the water absorption. But what about the nutrional values ? Will they decrease after the cooking ?
In other words, is the difference in nutrient content shown above due to a loss of nutrients or simply the weight change due to water absorption?