Database error margins
We know that food data is not precise, but I’m wondering which data to trust more, calories or macros. In particular, the screenshot shows what happens with accumulated errors. Macros are all above 100% yet total calories are not.
My food is almost entirely whole foods with minimal packaged food and almost all data is coming from industry databases rather than packaging labels. Also, I’m measuring total carbs and not having any alcohol, so the discrepancy should all be coming from database accumulated small errors
So, are the total calories in databases more accurate than total macro values?
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