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Feb 15, 2008 05:28 AM

Recipe Nutrional Analysis Software

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 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:

    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?

        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 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.


            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.