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Recipe Nutrional Analysis Software

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I'm looking for a program (preferably shareware or other low cost) that will do a nutrional analysis of recipes - my own recipes and published recipes. Something that includes the categories that are on the standard food label, There are a number online, but I'd like to know if you've actually used something that you can recommend.

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  1. You can use allrecipes.com. It's more a place to share recipes but if you put one in, you get the detailed information.

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    1. re: chowser

      I can't figure out how to get it to give me a nutrional analysis of the recipe I put in. There must be a specific way to list ingredients in terms of weight, volume, ingredient name. If you can point me to a specific URL that would be great. Thanks!

      1. re: JanRan

        I haven't done it but I look at the nutritional information for recipes all the time. There is one for every recipe submitted, like this:

        http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chicken-...

    2. I've been using Living Cookbook recently, of which I've become quite fond. $30 shareware with a nice lengthy trial period. It's not the sexiest piece of software on the surface, but I've found it to be the best designed.

      1. Have you tried this?

        http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/reci...

        I've found it works pretty well if you follow their instructions. I save the results on my computer rather than their database, as the recipe can be hard to find in the future.

        1. this is more so a diet site...but www.fitday.com has nutritional analysis of many known items, and i'm pretty sure also helps calculate individual items by quantity, so that would help add up a recipe.

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          1. re: im_nomad

            I like fitday as a day to day analysis but it's not helpful for recipes. You could enter all the ingredients to a recipe and get a total (incredibly time consuming and can be inaccurate--check out their chickpeas, if they haven't fixed it) but you'd only have the individual ingredients and when you add anything else, it would be included.

          2. http://sparkrecipes.com/

            You enter the recipe by choosing each ingredient, put in how many people it serves, and voila! You have a nutritional analysis. If you don't want your recipes going on their site (I don't because I never put in instructions) just uncheck the box when you're making your recipe.