View Full Version : How do you get nutrition composition??

02-10-2002, 04:05 AM
Ok another question I need to ask...

How do you get food composition?? when you dont have the info on cans and stuff like that... ie: how do you get how much Protein, Carbo and Fat does chicken or pasta have? etc etc...
I tried a web search and I got to the website of the USDA nutritient database... Could this be an accurate thing? What about the nutritional info on the back of cans... How accurate could that be?
Anyone can shed some light on this?
Thanks people...

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02-10-2002, 09:29 AM
The USDA website is accurate and so is the nutritional value on the back of foods(thats why it's there).

02-10-2002, 12:05 PM
A program called 'cross trainer' will do it for you (just select type of food, design your meals, it'll tell you the breakdown for it all.. and you can add food types or meals to make it easier). Just do a search on the net, you can get a free trial.. which apparently hasn't expired on me yet.