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difference in kj info

tcollistcollis Posts: 12Member, Premium Member Posts: 12Member, Premium Member
Can anyone explain to me why, when I use a barcode to enter a food, the info about the number of calories is different when I look at the food in a list compared to when I look at the Nutritional Facts? For example, I have just added Sirena brand lite tuna. The serving size is 68g, and in the food list, it says that there are 356kj in 68g. But when I click on Nutrition Facts to get more info, it says that 68g contains 1813kj.

This same thing seems to happen for any food that I barcode.




  • Lillymoo01Lillymoo01 Posts: 1,847Member Member Posts: 1,847Member Member
    You need to check that you are using accurate entries. As they are user added there are many there that are wrong. I am assuming this is tuna in oil. If this is the case then there is no way 68 gms of tuna would be 1813k.
    edited February 14
  • HeliumIsNobleHeliumIsNoble Posts: 1,140Member Member Posts: 1,140Member Member
    Oh, you too!

    There is a weird bug going on with Nutrition Facts. It has no relation to the true MFP data.

    At the moment I have to pick an entry from the food list and either go to Edit in order to see the actual data, or add it to my diary to see if it matches up with the packet information. Then delete it and try another if it doesn't.
    edited February 14
  • tcollistcollis Posts: 12Member, Premium Member Posts: 12Member, Premium Member
    @HeliumIsNoble - yes, that's exactly what's happening with me, and thanks for the link to your post.
    The other nutritional data seems to be correct - it's just the kj listed in that Nutritional Facts window that seems to be way off. I've tested it and added foods myself via barcode, so I know I've done it right and I'm not trusting that someone else has made a mistake.
    At least it seems that the right kj amount is being used to calculate daily intake - but it is very confusing indeed. I think I'll submit an official request for help....
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