Objective 4
When you complete this objective you will be able to calculate the yield and cost of an Edible Product.
Formula | Yield% = (EP / AP) x 100% |
example #1
A striploin weighs 5.2 kg AP and after trimming weights 4.6 kg (EP). Calculate the Yield percentage.
example #2
The striploin in example #1 costs $11.95 / kg to purchase. What is the cost per kilogram of the trimmed striploin?
There are 2 methods to find this answer:
a) Using the figures for the striploin we have
b) We don't want to do a test every time the price changes. Since we know the yield percentage is 88.5%, we can use this.
example #3
We want to serve 85 people steak sandwiches weighing 170 grams each. How much striploin do we need?
a) Calculate the total amount of trimmed striploin (EP weight) required:
b) the EP weight will be 88.5% of the AP weight (using our yield percentage)
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Last Modified May 2007, Garry Wall
Email to: grwall@shaw.ca