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Would it be possible to show the serving size, for instance 1 cup, rather than just posting the number of servings? It would make it much easier to determine nutritional intake.

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Last updated: Sep. 22, 2013 5:00 pm
Posted: Sep. 22, 2013 11:55 am
Answered by: Kaylea
Sep. 22, 2013 12:32 pm
They should show serving size & number of servings.
Sep. 22, 2013 1:13 pm
AR who runs this site doens't participate here, you are interacting with other home cooks here in the member chat/forum area. Good to know that years ago when this site first started, anyone could direct post recipes and AR has no test kitchens. There are now probably thousands of posted recipes and there has never been standards set on serving size. What an elderly person might consider a serving size would be differnt from a teenage footbal player. So lots of reason why this isn't practical on this site.
Indiana Peggy
Sep. 22, 2013 1:36 pm
Can you imagine going through the thousands (tens of thousands??) of recipes and changing the info? I wonder how many recipes there are on here anyway? That would be interesting to know.
Answered by: Indiana Peggy
Sep. 22, 2013 1:38 pm
But seriously, it isn't hard to figure out the nutritional info for the number of servings you make from a recipe. Just multiply the information given to get the amount for the whole recipe and then divide by number of servings you created. Easy-peasy!
Sep. 22, 2013 4:07 pm
That would work fine for some things, but it's hard to know how much volume there is in soup, for instance. Apparently, nobody else thinks this would be helpful.
Sep. 22, 2013 5:00 pm
AR would have to set the standard serving size and modify all existing recipes to match which is impractical given the number already here. While not a bad idea, they would have needed to establish that when this site was first setup.
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