Automatic Nutrition

You can check this setting by going to Settings > General in WordPress Admin:

Setup

  1. Go to Zip Recipes > Automatic Nutrition
  2. Fill in Email, Username and Password fields. These are used to communicate with our servers that generate the nutrition da. If you’re using Zip Recipes in multiple websites, username must be unique to this website. The same email can be used in different websites.
  3. Once you have completed these fields, click the Register button:
  4. Now you will see settings. For an explanation, go to the Settings section below.
    Note: Registration token is unique to your website and should be kept a secret.

Usage

Now that you’ve complete the registration process, it’s time to actually use Automatic Nutrition calculator for your recipe!

  1. Go to Posts > Add New to create a new post for the recipe.
  2. In this example, we will create a recipe called, `Best Brownies For Mom` so enter that as the post title. This was borrowed from Tupperware.
  3. Click the Zip Recipes icon from the toolbar:
  4. We select our image, author, and then enter the Ingredients, and Instructions.
  5. Then we enter the number of servings in Yields field and click `Calculate Nutrition` button:
  6. Now, the magic happens and nutrition data gets auto populated and the nutrition label is generated:
    If we scroll further down, we will see nutrition values have been auto-populated:
  7. Let’s click Add Recipe, and then view the published recipe with nutrition label. In this example, we’re using the Canada premium recipe card theme.
    When we scroll to the bottom of the recipe, we see the detailed nutrition facts label:
  8. When users put their mouse over the nutrition label, a tooltip will show up explaining what they’re looking at. In our example, it will say Nutrition label for Best Brownies For Mom. This will help with Google Image ranking and your nutrition label with your blog name may appear when people search for Nutrition label for ____: ![](https://www.ziprecipes.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Best_Brownies_For_Mom_–_Stage_Blog-2.png)

Guidelines

If you follow those guideline you will ensure that Zip Recipes will always correctly recognize the content of your recipe.

There is really one basic rule - if another person can understand an ingredient line you wrote without having to stop and think about what it contains, then we will understand it correctly too.

Ingredient line guidelines:

  • Always include an ingredient quantity: 3 oz butter cookies is preferable to butter cookies or tuiles
  • Shorten and simplify the line: 2 cans garbanzo beans, drained is preferable to 2-2 1/2 cans of washed and drained garbanzo beans
  • If possible do not include more than one alternative to an ingredient in a line: 2 red or yellow peppers is preferable to 2 red, yellow or green peppers
  • We prefer to have only one ingredient per line although we can handle too ingredients: 2 eggs is preferable to 2 eggs and 1 cup grated cheese
  • If oil is used for frying, indicate so in the ingredient line (add the words for frying), so we can accurately calculate how much gets absorbed. Example: 1 qt olive oil for frying or just oil for frying
  • For stocks and broths, include stock or broth in the recipe title, so we can accurately calculate the remaining nutritional value once it's strained.
  • For marinates and brining, please include at the end of each ingredient line for the marinade the words for the marinade or for brining
  • For salt and pepper without quantity attached we apply an algorithm which applies value for salt and pepper based on recipe weight
  • Avoid adding complicated cooking instructions within the ingredient line: 2 large carrots, sliced or chopped is preferred to 2 large carrots, chopped for blanching in the chicken broth

Settings

When your readers print a recipe that has the nutrition label, nutrition label will also show up to be printed:

Disabling Nutrition Label From Appearing in Printed Recipes

You can remove nutrition label from appearing in your printed recipes.

  1. Go to Zip Recipes > Automatic Nutrition
  2. Select Don't include Nutrition Label in printed recipe
  3. Click Save Changes:
  4. Now when readers want to print your recipe, they will not see the nutrition label:
Still got unanswered questions? Email us: hello@ziprecipes.net