Please add accurate Biotin information!

@admins
There is enough data to reliably add biotin information to more foods, especially liver. You can reference this data for more information:

http://apjcn.nhri.org.tw/server/info/books-phds/books/foodfacts/html/data/data4h.html

I've been using your service since 2015 (and just recently purchased Gold for 1 year), and it's kind of annoying to see the biotin information is still sparse (as well as iodine, chromium, and other nutrients).

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  • Hi @jamies33 ,

    When we have enough valid data available for any nutrient we will add it to the databases. Unfortunately, we don't have more data for biotin from our primary sources for our database. If you have sources for literature that indicates biotin content in specific foods, please send them along and we will be happy to look into adding them to our data.

    Products that haven't been analyzed by NCCDB and USDA, have nutrition labels that only include a very basic set of 14 nutrients mandated by law. We are not a lab and do not test foods for their nutrient content, and can only provide the information that is available to us from the manufacturer. Therefore we must rely upon these sources for our database: https://cronometer.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018239472

    We do have a listing for chicken liver that contains a value for biotin: NCCDB Food #463450: Chicken Liver, however the other liver types in our database do not have biotin reported.

    We do have data for biotin for some foods, particularly those reported by the NCCDB. You can learn more about choosing the best data for your needs here: https://cronometer.com/blog/6-tips-getting-nutrition-data/

    Hilary
    cronometer.com
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