Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy. We calculate the nutritional values based on our recipe size.
Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise food labels. We strive to keep the information as accurate as possible, but make no warranties regarding its accuracy
Below are common reasons for discrepancies in nutrition info between what you see on the website and your own calculations or other apps/calculators:
- Sweeteners – Our net carb count excludes fiber, erythritol, and allulose, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. (Learn about net carbs below.) Many online calculators (incorrectly) do not subtract erythritol and allulose from carb counts.
- Rounding – Food packaging typically rounds to either the nearest 0.5g or nearest 1g. In cases where a larger quantity is used in a recipe, this rounding can add up to a significant discrepancy in total nutrition. A good example of this is keto cheesecake, which uses a lot of cream cheese, a food that is commonly rounded up on labels. We use exact amounts to the nearest tenth in our calculations, in an effort to make our nutrition info as accurate as possible.
- Measurement precision – Exact nutrition can vary depending on how you measure.
- Brand – Different brands of the same food can have varied nutrition info.
WHAT ARE NET CARBS?
Net carbs only count the carbohydrates that directly contribute to your body’s energy production.
Some carbs, due to their molecular structure, are either not digested or not metabolized in your body and have no energy value or blood sugar impact — so these are not included in net carbs. When comparing total carbs vs net carbs, pay attention to this key difference.
Net carbs do not take fiber or (some) sugar alcohols into account, because your body does not fully digest them and they do not impact your blood sugar.