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Old 08-25-2005, 10:20 PM   #1
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Question Nutritional analysis software?

Hi everyone,

I'm just curious if anyone has a favourite software (or downloadable program) that they can recommend when it comes to finding out the nutritional content (roughly) of a dish. I recall back a few years when "Mastercook" was quite popular, but Im not sure what the best ones on the market are today. Can anyone share their recommendations?

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Old 08-25-2005, 10:22 PM   #2
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I know only MasterCook. I use it to figure the nutritional information for a recipe. MC uses the FDA's nutritional database as a resource to calculate the nutritional info for a recipe.

You can use the FDA Database yourself at the link below or download it to your computer - it is quick and doesn't take a lot of disk space.

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/
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Old 08-26-2005, 10:48 PM   #3
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I have Mastercook, but only use the most basic features. I cut and paste recipes from Discuss Cooking into Word document. Is there an easy way to import them into Mastercook without retyping them?
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Old 08-26-2005, 11:00 PM   #4
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I have Mastercook, but only use the most basic features. I cut and paste recipes from Discuss Cooking into Word document. Is there an easy way to import them into Mastercook without retyping them?
In MasterCook ( I have version 6.2) go to File and select Import Assistant. You can cut and paste one part of the recipe at a time. i.e. C&P the Title, then the ingredients, then the description, etc.

The help function should help you with that if you have any questions.
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Old 08-27-2005, 04:04 AM   #5
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Nutrient Analysis Software

I tried many different applications, but for now I'm using CALCMENU 2004. This is a very powerful yet user-friendly piece of software. I just love it. It has nutrient analysis linked to USDA so it's quite precise. You also get lots of recipes with the program.

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Old 08-27-2005, 01:39 PM   #6
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Accuchef will do it also. It has an extensive library of nutrional information available, and you can add your own information for items that are not listed.
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Why not just use Fitday.com for free instead of buying software? Fitday.com, CalorieKing.com, and nutritiondata.com should cover ANYTHING under the sun!
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Thank-you everybody for your helpful replies! I really appreciate them all.

LemonSong, thanks for the links, I have NutritionData bookmarked (everyone should, I think) but was not aware of the first too...Calorie King looks interesting, I think I'll be looking into that one today. Likewise thanks Andy, I will be downloading the FDA program for sure.
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