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Found a Nutrional Info Error - Explains My Frighteningly High Cholesterol

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Yesterday I blogged about my surprise over a day-in, day-out deadly high level of cholesterol in my chosen foods, as this seemed incorrect for my intuitively healthy diet. Incorrect, as well as quite frightening.

Ever the scientist, today I discovered that "Fat Free Half and Half" has zero mg of cholesterol (on the label on the carton), not 4.5 mg as in the Spark database. I reported the error, will manually re-enter my food, retroactively to the first day of cholesterol tracking (scientist, remember?) and generally will feel better about the occasional egg.

One wonders how many other foods have incorrect nutritional data. Thoughts, anyone?
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  • no profile photo AWRA19
    Today, when I checked out, I had an alarmingly high cholesterol count. In reviewing my food choices, I could find no reason for the total cholesterol count. I feel the tracker total is in error.
    3185 days ago
    I have found TONS of nutrition errors in the spark tracker. It's very frustrating, but now I double check everything I enter. It's a pain, but worth it to have the right info.
    3213 days ago
    Hmmm...don't know what to say. It is always a good habit to read labels, which I do religiously. I would hope that this particular nutrition error is corrected. In the meantime, I suppose I am going to still use the nutrition info on SP, but double check it on other sites that allow nutrition tracking for foods.

    Thanks for pointing out this error.
    3214 days ago
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