The ingredients in a recipe can vary greatly by brand name, type (canned vs frozen vs Fresh), Homemade vs store-bought ingredients, substitutions, etc.
Example: Here is the Nutritional Information for a plain old 1/2 cup of Corn
in 1/2 cup||Sodium in 1/2 Cup
|Corn||Frozen Kernels cut off the cob (Homemade)||66 calories||1 mg Sodium|
|Corn||Green Giant Brand Niblets Frozen Steamers||90 calories||0mg sodium|
|Corn||Canned Green Giant brand||100 calories||250mg Sodium|
|Corn||Canned Essential Everyday||70 calories||10mg Sodium|
Note the extreme differences in just 1/2 cup of a single ingredient. Now, multiply that by numerous ingredients and you'll quickly see our dilemma!
To take it a step further, if you're choosing to purchasing GMO foods (that is foods that are genetically modified) then the nutritional information for that food is going to be completely different than food that is NOT genetically modified.
To go back to our Corn example, taking the nutrition data just one step further:
The amount of calcium in GMO Corn is only 14 ppm the amount of calcium in a conventionally grown ear of corn is 6130 ppm (that's 437 x more calcium)
GMO corn has 2 ppm of Magnesium and NON GMO corn has 113ppm. 56 X more.
GMO corn has 2 ppm of Manganese and NON GMO corn has 14ppm. 7X more.
Since there is no possible way to know what is in each and every persons pantry, fridge or freezer- where they got their ingredients, for example, are they store brands, a particular brand name, home made, home canned, did they substitute an ingredient for something else because they didn't have it on hand, are they eating organically grown (non GMO) foods, etc.
Without knowing all of these variables we simply can't provide valid nutrition data for each recipe.
Or Can We?
We've come across a fantastic site that ANYONE can use for FREE to enter the exact ingredients that they personally have on hand to determine the Nutrition Facts on ANY Recipe they want.
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- Simply Visit the Self Nutrition Data , click on the Orange GET Started button
- Enter the Recipe you want to Analyze
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GMO Studies: “Stunning” Difference of GM from non-GM Corn by Dr Mae-Wan Ho