Nutrition Data Is Now Available on Recipes from The Kitchn

Nutrition Data Is Now Available on Recipes from The Kitchn

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Faith Durand
Jul 23, 2014

Early this year I told you that one of our goals for the year was to add nutritional data to The Kitchn's recipes. We're very pleased to announce that as of today, nutritional data is LIVE on most of our recipes. Let me explain a little about how it works, with a few caveats.

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Where's the nutrition data?

It's at the bottom of each recipe, next to the Print Recipe button. Click the Show Nutrition button and it will display servings, calories, some nutritional labels, and other data.

Wait... I don't see a Show Nutrition button!

In some cases, the nutritional data on a recipe is not available. This is almost always because there is something in the recipe that tripped up the system. In some cases we can fix this editorially. If a recipe isn't displaying nutrition information but you really want to see it, click here to email the editors. Make sure you include a link to the recipe you're talking about.

Um, this nutrition data is all crazy-like. Who calculated it?

A machine. We use a service called Edamam (also used by Epicurious and some other large food sites) to automatically process our recipes and give back nutritional info. But sometimes the system can get confused, especially when we were more loose or conversational in how we wrote the list of ingredients. Again, if you see an issue, do email us.

And don't forget to check serving size.

Also, if the calories seem way off on a recipe, don't forget to check the serving size in the nutritional data area. It's possible the system is calculating calories on a different number of servings than we have.

We hope it's useful to you!

Nearly all nutritional calculations are just estimates and not perfect, especially when they are calculated by a machine and not a human. But in most cases this machine data is quite good. So, consider this one more layer of usefulness on Kitchn recipes; we have been enjoying it as we tested it out and we hope it's helpful to you too!

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