CookEatShare Nutritional Information
We strongly believe that most of the meals we eat should be great tasting and healthy too. So CookEatShare provides nutritional information for all of our recipes to help you choose wisely. How do we calculate this information?
CookEatShare uses the USDA nutritional information database. The USDA calculates the nutritional composition of thousands of foods. We have used their data to compute the nutritional totals on our recipes.
Nutritional totals are figured on a per-serving basis including all foods in the ingredients list whenever possible. When recipe servings information is unknown, we simply provide the nutritional information for the entire recipe. When an ingredient is not found in the USDA database, we ignore it. We encourage you to provide servings information for any recipes you have tried, in order to improve our nutritional information.
We use the lower number of servings and the average quantity of an ingredient when a range is given. If a recipe makes from 2 – 4 servings, we calculate nutritional analysis as if the recipe makes 2. Likewise, if a recipe calls for 1 – 2 cups of cheese, we assume you only use 1.5.
We estimate can and package sizes when the chef does not provide the size.
Some ingredients are included in the nutritional data even though they are thrown out during the cooking process. CookEatShare is unable to distinguish between ingredients in the dish, and those that are only used in preparation and then disposed, for example, marinade ingredients or deep-frying oil. Thus, be aware the nutritional facts may be inflated as a result of including these ingredients.
Optional ingredients or ingredients without fixed measurements are not included in the nutritional information. We don't know if "salt, to taste" or "sour cream, to taste" means a teaspoon, a tablespoon, or none to you. Therefore, we omit these ingredients from the nutritional computation.
CookEatShare's nutritional information is as good as we can make it, but it isn't perfect. Always consult a registered dietician or your physician before embarking on any diet plan which relies on these numbers, and for any other questions.
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