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How We Calculate Recipe Nutrition Facts

Words by: Family Farm Team

At Pete and Gerry's, we believe that knowing exactly what's in the food that fuels your body is empowering, whether that means choosing organic or becoming educated about the wide range of nutrients that each food group has to offer. Everyone has unique and personal dietary needs and preferences, and we're proud to provide a plethora of recipes that are inclusive of categories such as gluten-free, paleo, low-sugar, and more. So whether you're looking for a new dish to pack in your work bag or training for a marathon, chances are we have a recipe that fits your lifestyle and tastes.

Why we provide nutritional information for our recipes

For all of our recipes, nutritional information is provided as a courtesy to our wonderful consumers. Though nutritional information is not required for recipes in the same way that it is for a packaged product (like our eggs), we know firsthand how useful it can be to have on hand for parents, athletes, people with health-related considerations, and other folks from all walks of life. We are not professional nutritionists, so please continue to discuss and make all dietary decisions with your primary care physician.

How we calculate nutritional information for our recipes

We calculate nutritional information using online software that generates data for each nutrient via Verified USDA Database Ingredient panels. We've chosen to use this software because of its link to scientifically derived nutritional information, which is also available to the public on the USDA Food Composition Databases. The statement you may have seen on our egg cartons and other packaged food products holds true for our recipes: Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Ingredient substitutions and omissions

Ingredient substitutions will change the nutritional information of any recipe—sometimes drastically. If you decide to make a substitution, we recommend consulting the USDA Food Composition Databases to view nutritional information for the ingredients you've chosen to use. Toppings or “as needed” ingredients are estimated with reasonable expected amount in mind. Any ingredients that are listed as optional are not included in the recipe's nutritional information.

Keto and low-carb ingredients

For those who are following a strict keto or low-carb diet, monitoring your net carb consumption can be important. The secondary bracketed values in our recipe nutritional information represent a calculation of the total carbs with erythritol removed from the recipe. This practice is followed by many in the keto and low-carb community due to a belief that there is minimal effect on your blood sugar when using sugar substitutes such as erythritol. We do not agree nor disagree with this theory: we simply offer the secondary numbers as a courtesy for those who subscribe to this dietary practice.

Disclaimer

Pete and Gerry's claims no responsibility or liability to any person or entity for damages or losses related to, whether directly or indirectly, the recipe nutritional information on this website.

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