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Analyze This: Nutrition Data Recipe Feature

If you have a recipe that you've followed for years, but are not quite sure how it stacks up nutritionally or calorically, then I have an answer to your query — or at least a website for you to check out. One of my favorite healthy eating sites, Nutrition Data just created a new feature for analyzing recipes. After entering your ingredients by pulling them from the website's database of food, Nutrition Data creates a very complete analysis of the recipe, from fat content to sodium content and everything in between.

I just analyzed my recipe for Potato Salad with Cornichon and Capers. While the recipe is high in vitamin C, it is also very high in sodium. Darn those salty capers and pickles! If you have the time, because looking up all the ingredients for a recipe can be a bit time consuming, this is a fun and useful tool. After analyzing my potato salad, I am going to decrease the salt and double rinse the capers and cornichons.

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Spectra Spectra 8 years
Wow, that's a cool feature! I'll have to try it out with some of my fav recipes.
spaghetina spaghetina 8 years
Ahhh! I was literally JUST on nutritiondata yesterday trying to look up my individual ingredients, and wishing that they had this feature. After going to sparkpeople and trying to screw with their horrible interface, I just gave up and ate the stuff anyway. Lol. This must have either just come out, or I totally missed it in my eagerness to get to my calorie counting yesterday. HOORAY!
Manoukia Manoukia 8 years
That's a great toy to play with, if not for all traditional family's recipes because it is a bit time-consuming to look everything up. Thanks so much for sharing this!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i really like this - sometimes it's hard to figure out what you're eating if it's not just one item, and this is a great tool to use. i think that i'm going to try it out this weekend when i'm cooking to see if my recipes are ok for me of if i need to make adjustments to them.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
Nutrition Data is a great site, and apparently it gets better all the time!
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