I noticed that Some of the generic foods on here have way more nutrients than the same food uploaded via barcode. For example , 49gs of Tilapia on here has way more complex minerals than 49gs of Tilapia scanned from a bar code. Why is this?
Our nutrient data comes from a few different sources:
NCCDB and USDA have the most comprehensive nutrient data from lab analyses and peer-reviewed sources. We limit your search to these sources only when you use the Common Foods tab to search for foods.
Some of our data comes from user-submitted labels and is limited to the nutrition information reported on the package by the manufacturer. This will have far fewer nutrients than the non-branded, generic versions of these foods.
Learn more about our sources in our user guide: https://cronometer.com/help/foods/#data
To get more advice on how to get the most nutrition data from Cronometer, check out this blog post: https://cronometer.com/blog/6-tips-getting-nutrition-data/
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