vitamin and mineral amounts for packaged food
On the Food Diary page (on website)-
For brand-name packaged foods, are the amounts of all vitamins and minerals listed in cronometer? I'm assuming not.
When I add canned garbanzo beans and canned chicken (using the barcode reader on the mobile app), most of the minerals and vitamins are listed as 0 in my food diary (using Cronometer website; not mobile app). I'm assuming this is not accurate, but that cronometer is not able to know the correct amounts, so therefore lists them as 0.
When I add fresh broccoli or fresh garbanzo beans to the food diary, all the minerals and vitamins have a value above zero.
Even generic "Chicken, canned" lists mineral and vitamin values, but adding a particular brand-name canned chicken does not list the values.
Does it have to do with the source of the food info? If so, which sources list all the minerals and vitamins?
I don't see how the totals for mineral and vitamin amounts will be accurate for the day, if I use brand-name packaged foods that are missing values.
I can use values for fresh foods , rather than using the barcode reader. Are there other ways to get the mineral and vitamin amounts to be relatively accurate for packaged foods?
Thanks so much for any info!