Recently we’ve received numerous requests to provide nutrition data on all of the recipes that we share . . . You asked and we listened!
It’s extremely important to me to help those who are willing to help themselves, and when we first started sharing recipes we made a concerted effort to provide this information, however, it quickly became apparent that there is NO Way to provide the correct information for every person, and here’s the reason why…
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
|Ingredient||Brand||Calories 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||0 mg sodium|
|Corn||Canned Green Giant brand||100 calories||250 mg Sodium|
|Corn||Canned Essential Everyday||70 calories||10 mg 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 purchase GMO foods (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, which is 56 X more.
GMO corn has 2 ppm of Manganese and NON-GMO corn has 14ppm, which is 7X more.
Since there is no possible way to know what is in each and every person’s pantry, fridge or freezer- where they got their ingredients, for example, are they using store brands, a particular brand name, homemade, 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?
How to View the Nutrition Data on ANY Recipe
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.
You are just 3 simple steps away from analyzing all your favorite recipes!
- Simply Visit the Self Nutrition Data , click on the Orange GET Started button
- Enter the Recipe you want to Analyze
- Click Analyze to receive Detailed Nutrient InformationThat’s it! You now have a simple, FREE tool to glean important nutritional information for your favorite recipes regardless of where you shop or whether you grew your own!
Source: GMO Studies: “Stunning” Difference of GM from non-GM Corn by Dr Mae-Wan Ho