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Favorite Online Nutrition Database?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 21, 2011 at 1:29 AM

I am not looking for a food diary -- just looking for a good food database where I can fill in the grams/oz. and get an accurate breakdown.

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on May 14, 2012
at 03:04 PM

I used to use calorie king but I got sick of it telling me to increase my carbs :)

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on February 21, 2011
at 09:14 PM

I am just looking for a quick look up --but one where I can input specific oz/grams/lbs etc...

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on February 21, 2011
at 06:54 PM

Good point, sherpamelissa!

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on February 21, 2011
at 03:50 PM

I agree. USDA is the real database, the place from which other websites usually copy their data.

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on February 21, 2011
at 03:46 PM

This is the real database -- the one that other "databases" copy their data from. I agree, this is the place to go.

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on February 21, 2011
at 02:41 PM

I suggested Livestrong on that thread, but that is as a food diary. As a database it is kind of iffy because it's a wiki database. You have to have an idea of what your nutrients are or you could end up with some really weird information. Some people only add the nutrients they care about.

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on February 21, 2011
at 06:02 AM

Note, KL, that both Erik Cisler's and Daz's sites allow you to do what you want: specify your own amounts.

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on February 21, 2011
at 03:29 AM

CRON-o-Meter does, but it's software.

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on February 21, 2011
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Yes, true, they only give you a range of size options for each food and you'd have to do the calculation or guesstimation from there. Let's see if someone else comes up with one that has all the detail of these two but also allows you to put in your own serving sizes.

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on February 21, 2011
at 01:38 AM

Thankyou! but both of those dont let you put specific serving sizes

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D5cde8031564f905260ce9aa7a1f5e2c

on February 21, 2011
at 04:03 AM

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on February 21, 2011
at 03:46 PM

This is the real database -- the one that other "databases" copy their data from. I agree, this is the place to go.

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on February 21, 2011
at 03:50 PM

I agree. USDA is the real database, the place from which other websites usually copy their data.

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D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on February 21, 2011
at 03:56 AM

Check out this thread which asks for essentially the same recommendations: http://paleohacks.com/questions/19700/what-nutrition-counting-website-software-do-you-use-if-any#axzz1EYnCI84j

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on February 21, 2011
at 02:41 PM

I suggested Livestrong on that thread, but that is as a food diary. As a database it is kind of iffy because it's a wiki database. You have to have an idea of what your nutrients are or you could end up with some really weird information. Some people only add the nutrients they care about.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on February 21, 2011
at 06:54 PM

Good point, sherpamelissa!

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47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on February 21, 2011
at 01:34 AM

These are my two favorites so far.

http://nutritiondata.self.com/

http://www.chowstat.com/

Highly detailed breakdowns of the food.

7767e05a8c4504f6be03f13ee40815cd

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on February 21, 2011
at 03:29 AM

CRON-o-Meter does, but it's software.

9055f14c31610afd4d3068ec48eb6d90

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on February 21, 2011
at 01:38 AM

Thankyou! but both of those dont let you put specific serving sizes

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on February 21, 2011
at 02:07 AM

Yes, true, they only give you a range of size options for each food and you'd have to do the calculation or guesstimation from there. Let's see if someone else comes up with one that has all the detail of these two but also allows you to put in your own serving sizes.

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on January 15, 2013
at 02:39 PM

I am in the process of developing a web application with data based on USDA data that let's you add recipes based on these foods as well. That way, you will be able to create your own meals with the combined data of the ingredients.

I call it Health and Nutrition, find it under http://www.heant.com, maybe that is of use to anyone else. Planned to add tags, so there could easily be a library of Paleo foods and recipes.

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on May 14, 2012
at 10:45 AM

For smart phones users there is also an alternative, based on the latest USDA database:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=si.biromt.ne

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on February 22, 2011
at 10:52 AM

I use CRON-o-Meter (free download) because of the cleaner, faster interface... All of the sites/software seem to reference the same USDA database...

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on February 21, 2011
at 08:35 PM

Are you looking for a Program that will let you track this Data? Or are you simply looking for a quick look-up?

http://www.dietsoftware.com/homepage.shtml

NutriBase is such a Program, if that is your choice.

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on February 21, 2011
at 09:14 PM

I am just looking for a quick look up --but one where I can input specific oz/grams/lbs etc...

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on February 21, 2011
at 03:45 AM

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at 03:04 PM

I used to use calorie king but I got sick of it telling me to increase my carbs :)

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