Food Database: How hard can it be?

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Old 06-17-2011, 01:24 AM
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Angry Food Database: How hard can it be?

I tried to be as specific as possible; this was the best I got (suggestion: YOU set the rules for how a food should be entered and we'll live with the results of the search, but this is pretty poor...)

Results 1-20 of 200 for "Corn, sweet, yellow, fresh, cooked, on the cob"
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Coffee, instant, regular, powder, half the caffeine (WHA-A-A-T????)**
Fruit mixture, dried (mixture includes three or more of the following: apples, apricots, dates, papaya, peaches, pears, pineapples, prunes, raisins) (SPOT ON!!!!)**
Corn, sweet, yellow, frozen, kernels on cob, unprepared**
Corn, sweet, yellow, frozen, kernels cut off cob, unprepared**
Corn, sweet, yellow, frozen, kernels, cut off cob, boiled, drained, with salt**
Corn, sweet, yellow, frozen, kernels on cob, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt**
Corn, sweet, yellow, frozen, kernels cut off cob, boiled, drained, without salt**
Corn, sweet, yellow, frozen, kernels on cob, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt**
Corn, sweet, white, frozen, kernels on cob, unprepared**
Corn, sweet, white, frozen, kernels cut off cob, unprepared**
Corn, sweet, white, frozen, kernels cut off cob, boiled, drained, with salt**
Corn, sweet, white, frozen, kernels on cob, cooked, boiled, drained, with salt**
Corn, sweet, white, frozen, kernels cut off cob, boiled, drained, without salt**
Corn, sweet, white, frozen, kernels on cob, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt**
Cobbler, plum**
Cobbler, pear**
Cobbler, peach**
Cobbler, berry**
Cobbler, apple**
Cobbler, cherry**
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:03 AM
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Yeah, I don't get it. I don't see how they get coffee, etc. out of that search.
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:47 AM
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I guess one way to handle this is NOT to be so specific. I think just 'corn sweet' might have brought you to the group of items that fit that description.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:17 PM
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Thanks, Kathy. Tried it, and here's what I got:

"Corn, sweet, white, frozen, kernels on cob, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt"

Which I can live with, but I really wanted to know if fresh corn was any more nutritious AND this was the 37th entry under "corn, sweet"... Wish it could be a little better (or differently) organized...**
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:35 PM
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I never use the search function just for this reason

I find the Food Browse option, in the end, to usually be way faster. It's a shame, Fitday has this awesome library of stuff, but the search is seriously screwy.
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Thanks, Terri. Good tip and something I'll use from now on!
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