Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Taylor Digital Nutrition Scale, Model 3833

The Taylor Digital Nutritional Food Scale not only tells you how much a given portion weighs, but the nutritional information for that portion as well. All you need do is weigh the food, then punch in a code and press a key to specify the information you need. This product is exactly what a health conscious contemporary cook needs.

A booklet comes with the scale that lists the food codes; the booklet is as important as the scale. For example, the code for raw tomatoes is 310. Punch in 310 with your portion of tomatoes on the scale and then press the calorie key and the exact amount of calories in that portion is revealed on the screen.

For example: One pound of tomatoes has 94 calories, 40 milligrams(mg) of sodium, 5.5 grams of fiber, 3.7 grams of protein, and 22 grams of carbohydrates.

I made a basic garden salsa with 1 pound of tomatoes, 6 ounces of chopped onion, and 1 ounce of peppers, which yielded 12 ounces of salsa. The nutritional value of 12 ounces of my salsa is as follows:

168 calories
46.5 mg of sodium
8.9 grams of fiber
5.9 grams of protein
38 grams of carbohydrates
0 grams of fat
0 grams of cholesterol

The Taylor Digital Nutrition Scale, which will weigh up to 8.8 pounds of food at a time, is available at many national retail chains; I bought mine at Targat a cost of $49.99 plus tax.

Disclosure: The author is in no way affiliated with Taylor Precision Products. The author purchased the product  reviewed in this blog.

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