How Do I Calculate the Nutritional Content of Home-Cooked Food?

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Q: How does one determine the nutritional information for a recipe made from scratch? Is it simply a matter of 1) taking the data from an ingredient's label, 2) multiplying the quantity used in the recipe, 3) adding all these together to get the total, 4) determining the serving size and number of servings in the recipe and 5) dividing by number of servings?

Or is there more involved? Where can I find nutritional data for ingredients that don't have nutritional labels: meat, seafood, poultry, produce, etc.?

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Editor: Readers, do you have a favorite program or resource for calculating nutritional information for your meals? Where do you get your nutritional information?

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