Custom Foods Entries and Approvals

I noticed that the the entry approved and entered into CRDB for "Anthony's, Brewer's Yeast Powder" dropped the amino acid profile list which was included (it was taken from here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076T966GS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Was this an oversight, or a deliberate decision?

It's disappointing, because a lot of vegans and vegetarians may want to know if their intake of amino acids is adequate and balanced, especially for stuff like lysine. Brewer's yeast is a significant source of lysine for vegans.

I also notice that many entries never make it into CRDB, even though they comply with the requirements. While I understand that Cronometer has limited resources, given that "limited database" is the main objection raised when recommending Cronometer, I'd think that adding new and more comprehensive entries would be a priority.

Comments

  • While looking at other entries, I noticed a similar story as above for Lewis Labs Nutritional Yeast Flakes (Non Fortified). Kind of annoying, as I have spent the time to enter the information, but when published, the entry is incomplete, and I have to create an unpublished copy in order to obtain the full available nutritional information.

    The amino acids are either incorrect, or missing. Some of the vitaming information from the label is also missing.

    This is what this entry should look like:

  • Here at Cronometer, we take pride in curating an accurate and complete database. Every user submitted food is reviewed by our curation team before being added to the database; Branded products that are submitted by users only contain the nutrition information that is contained on the nutrition facts table on the packaging or on the Brand's official website.

    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.

    You can learn more about how to choose the best data for your needs here: https://cronometer.com/blog/6-tips-getting-nutrition-data/
    If your priority is to get the most detailed information for a food, I recommend choosing entries from the NCCDB in the Common Foods Tab. By choosing entries in the common foods tab (as described in the above link to Blog post) you can ensure that you are getting accurate information.

    Unfortunately we do not have a specific lab analysed listing for either Brewers yeast or nutritional yeast, however there is a listing for Torula yeast (Torula yeast
    Food #464738) which you could try using as an alternative that will contain similar (But not exact) nutritional information with a full lab analysed nutrient profile.

    Hilary
    cronometer.com
    As always, any and all postings here are covered by our T&Cs:
    https://forums.cronometer.com/discussion/27/governing-terms-and-disclaimer

  • edited December 6

    Thanks, Hilary.

    I am not understanding the objection about including the full amino acid information as I had entered it, based on what the manufacturer provided.

    I provided a link to "Anthony's, Brewer's Yeast Powder" above ( https://forums.cronometer.com/home/leaving?target=https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076T966GS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 )

    If you click on the link and view the label images provided by Anthony's you will see that they have complete amino acid data (on the last image). I had copied it and included it with the submission. But it never made it into your database.

    Similarly with "Lewis Labs Nutritional Yeast Flakes" -- there is full amino acid report on the label of the product, which also didn't make it into the CRDB. Here is a link to the product, with the second and third images clearly showing both more extensive vitamin content and full amino acid profile: https://www.amazon.com/Nutritional-Flakes-NON-Fortified-NON-GMO-Kosher/dp/B07T31F5C4/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=Lewis+Labs+Nutritional+Yeast+Flakes&qid=1575594048&sr=8-4

    So, it is not correct that you do not have a specific lab analysis for amino acids for the two products mentioned. You do have lab analysis for the amino acids content, provided by each manufacturer.

    But the amino acids content was simply discarded when the entries made it into CRDB, and I still do not understand why?

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