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The Data in DataYourEat

DataYourEat provides data about the food you eat. This page provides an overview of where the underlying data comes from and how we process it to make it more accessible to you.

Nutrition Facts

  • We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the data presented. It may be incomplete or incorrect.
  • Nutrition facts may change when cooking ingredients. For example, alcohol evaporates if you cook it for a long time.
  • Nutrition facts are added by users or can be imported from the USDA Food Composition Databases. We encourage users to state the source of the data they added, but do not enforce it. For data imported from the USDA Food Composition Databases, the source URL is automatically added.
  • You can help improve our data by inputting as many nutrition facts as you can source when creating new basic food items.
  • You can send us feedback if you find a basic food with incorrect or incomplete nutrition facts. We want to streamline this process in the future, so that you can adjust the data yourself and send it for review.

Calories

Allergens

  • We acknowledge that some people want to or have to avoid specific foods. DataYourEat therefore allows basic food items to be tagged with a number of allergens. You can restrict searches for recipes to exclude foods with specific allergens.
  • We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the data presented. It may be incomplete or incorrect.
  • Internationally different regulations apply for which allergens have to be declared on labels. This complicates adding allergen data.
  • You can help improve our data by inputting all allergens you are aware of when creating new basic food items. Allergens in a recipe are determined automatically based on the allergens present in its ingredients.
  • You can send us feedback if you find a basic food with incorrect or incomplete allergens. We want to streamline this process in the future, so that you can adjust the data yourself and send it for review.

Food Quantities

DataYourEat supports food quantities in both the metric system and the United States customary system.
For increased accessibility, ingredient quantities are sometimes shown rounded, but the difference should not exceed 5%. This is in line with how accurately you can measure quantities using standard kitchen equipment. Internally we use the unrounded values, for example when calculating nutrition facts, to provide as accurate data as possible.
UnitAbbr.Equals
US Gallongal~3.8 l, 4 qt
US Quartqt~946 ml, 2 pt
US Pintpt~473 ml, 2 cups
Cupcup~237 ml, 8 fl oz
US Fluid Ouncefl oz~30 ml, 2 tbsp
Tablespoontbsp~15 ml, 3 tsp
Teaspoontsp~5 ml, ~100 drops
Pinchpinch~6 drops, used for 1/16 – 1/8 tsp
Dropdrop0.05 ml, ~1/100 tsp
Literl1000 ml
Milliliterml1/1000 l
Poundlb~454 g, 16 oz
Ounceoz~28 g, 1/16 lb
Kilogramkg1000 g
Gramg1/1000 kg, 1000 mg
Milligrammg1/1000 g, 1000 mcg
Microgrammcg1/1000 mg

Additional Sources

DataYourEat is thankful for the work others put into projects that are licensed in such a way that everyone can profit from them here. Below is a list of sources we use, some as is, others with modifications.

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Allergen Icons