Like everyone, we want to eat great food AND stay healthy. That means balancing nutrition and watching calories. So CookEatShare has added nutritional information to the over 50,000 reicpes now available on the site. How did we do it? We take the ingredients listed in each recipe, parse them, and compare them to a list of over 5000 ingredients compiled by the USDA. Then we take the nutritional information for those ingredients from the USDA database and calculate a per recipe and per serving amount.
This works perfectly about 90% of the time. Sometimes though, the system gets tricked. Ingredients may be mis-spelled, or may include words or symbols that make parsing difficult. Also, the system can’t tell which ingredients are discarded. So if you use a quart of oil to fry a chicken, it assumes you and your guests will be eating all that oil! So if the numbers look off, take a look at the “nutritional details” page which is linked at the bottom of each nutrition profile. There you will see exactly the nutritional composition of each ingredient in the recipe. I’m adding a screen shot below. Here’s to healthy and tasty eating!