Foundations Chapter 4 ProStart Level 1. Part 4 AP/EP Key Terms: AP: As Purchased EP: Edible Portion. AP – As Purchased: The total weight or amount of a product before trimming. EP – Edible Portion: The weight or amount of product after trimming. AP and EP Yields.
Part 4 AP/EP
AP: As Purchased
EP: Edible Portion
The total weight or amount of a product before trimming
The weight or amount of product after trimming
There is an amount of product that is lost during trimming – this is the difference between AP & EP
Every food item has a percentage yield
I have 5 people coming for dinner and need to serve 3 oz of green beans per person. We need 15 oz (3oz x 5 servings) of edible portions so how do we solve for “as purchased”
8 lbs = how many ozs?
8 x 16 = 128 oz
We will be serving 3 oz portions
128 oz ÷ 3 oz = 42.67
We need to have 3 pounds of iceberg lettuce to serve at a dinner party (Edible Portion). How much untrimmed lettuce do we need to purchase?
We have 4 lbs of strawberries without the stem. What is the Edible Portion amount?