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    Zeldaz
    Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:35 pm
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    This was reported in the Q & A forum.
    http://www.food.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=391334
    Very Basic Fruit Salad lists the fat in the fruit salad as 99% of one's daily value. There is only fruit in this, so that is obviously incorrect. The line below it for total fat lists a little bit, at 0 %, so that is the correct amount. How could this error be possible? Rhetorical question, don't answer! icon_lol.gif
    Kathy at Food.com
    Fri May 03, 2013 4:22 pm
    Food.com Staff
    Zeldaz wrote:
    This was reported in the Q & A forum.
    http://www.food.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=391334
    Very Basic Fruit Salad lists the fat in the fruit salad as 99% of one's daily value. There is only fruit in this, so that is obviously incorrect. The line below it for total fat lists a little bit, at 0 %, so that is the correct amount. How could this error be possible? Rhetorical question, don't answer! icon_lol.gif
    I don't know the answer for this one, and I'm checking to find out what formula is used to calculate that percentage. Like you, I don't understand how it could be 99% for this recipe.
    Zeldaz
    Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:47 pm
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    "from the Field" Balsamic Vinaigrette
    Detailed info shows calculation done with 11 grams of fat, but there are 6 fluid ounces in it, so the calories and values are way off!
    Kathy at Food.com
    Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:15 pm
    Food.com Staff
    Zeldaz wrote:
    "from the Field" Balsamic Vinaigrette
    Detailed info shows calculation done with 11 grams of fat, but there are 6 fluid ounces in it, so the calories and values are way off!
    Hi Zeldaz! The nutritional data has been updated.
    Zeldaz
    Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:30 pm
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    Yahoo!
    Michael Weston
    Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:27 pm
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    I think the Nutritional Facts calculator may have a bug. Please see my private recipe:
    Parmesan Garlic Italian Salad Dressing

    This recipe has 49 grams of granulated sugar, yet the Nutritional Facts table says the recipe has:
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    which is obviously wrong. icon_confused.gif icon_surprised.gif
    Kathy at Food.com
    Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:34 pm
    Food.com Staff
    Michael Weston wrote:
    I think the Nutritional Facts calculator may have a bug. Please see my private recipe:
    Parmesan Garlic Italian Salad Dressing

    This recipe has 49 grams of granulated sugar, yet the Nutritional Facts table says the recipe has:
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    which is obviously wrong. icon_confused.gif icon_surprised.gif
    The nutritional facts gets confusing when only a yield is specified and no serving amount. The calculation functions best when serving information is provided. In this case the yield is 430 ml and since the software doesn't know what a serving is, it's showing the facts for 1 ml. If you update the recipe and include the number of servings, you'll see a change in the numbers.
    Michael Weston
    Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:11 am
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    Kathy at Food.com wrote:
    The nutritional facts gets confusing when only a yield is specified and no serving amount. The calculation functions best when serving information is provided. In this case the yield is 430 ml and since the software doesn't know what a serving is, it's showing the facts for 1 ml. If you update the recipe and include the number of servings, you'll see a change in the numbers.

    OK...... That little fact is hardly obvious. Is this important, small detail mentioned anywhere on Food.com's instructions for submitting a recipe? If yes, then please provide a link where I can read it.
    Michael Weston
    Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:26 am
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    Kathy at Food.com wrote:
    The nutritional facts gets confusing when only a yield is specified and no serving amount. The calculation functions best when serving information is provided. In this case the yield is 430 ml and since the software doesn't know what a serving is, it's showing the facts for 1 ml. If you update the recipe and include the number of servings, you'll see a change in the numbers.

    This fact you mention being the case, then why does the Food.com software allow submitting a recipe that omits the number of servings?
    duonyte
    Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:07 am
    Forum Host
    You can choose to enter yield, servings or both. If a recipe makes 12 cookies, that might be 6 servings for some, 4 for someone else. Or a recipe might make 1 loaf of bread - the number of servings is often tricky - I don't normally put in number of servings for loaves of bread, as the number of servings doesn't really matter to me. You are not required to put in the number of servings.
    Zeldaz
    Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:34 am
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    Other examples of yield vs. servings would be jam, lemon curd, and salad dressing. The serving numbers on those items can vary widely, depending upon how they are eventually used. That's why I usually post yield over servings in those recipes.
    Even some recipes that have servings posted by the contributor are wildly incorrect, as they estimate servings. Over the past several years, I have seen some recipes that actually have a pound or two of meat in one serving! The software is only as good as the information provided.
    dojemi
    Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:01 am
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    There have been questions about the accuracy of the carb count in my posted recipe, #104352. According to the Splenda help site there are 12 gm of carbs in 1/2 cup and 24 gm in 1 cup. My recipe calls for 3/4 cup which I figure to be 18 gm. Please reconfigure the carbs per serving in the recipe.

    Thank you.
    Kathy at Food.com
    Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:34 pm
    Food.com Staff
    dojemi wrote:
    There have been questions about the accuracy of the carb count in my posted recipe, #104352. According to the Splenda help site there are 12 gm of carbs in 1/2 cup and 24 gm in 1 cup. My recipe calls for 3/4 cup which I figure to be 18 gm. Please reconfigure the carbs per serving in the recipe.

    Thank you.
    dojemi, At this time, the nutritional facts are limited to what is available from the USDA's database, which has only the data for Splenda packets and not Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking.
    dojemi
    Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:04 pm
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    OK, thank you. I'll post the information on the recipe.
    Okra
    Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:55 am
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    Quick Cajun Chops shows only 24.8 calories.
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