As food bloggers, you've likely had to ask yourself at some point whether or not you should add nutrition information to your recipes. The recipe plugin you're using may also include a nutrition facts option, so does that mean you have to add it in? ?
In a nutshell, the answer is: you don't have to, but it's probably a good idea to do so. We'll go into why today!
The benefit of adding recipe nutrition facts
Adding nutrition facts to your recipes not only allows readers to be more informed about your recipes, but it also gives your post structured data benefits. The good news is, at this time, Google only recommends that you add in the calories. ?
And that will translate to the following in rich results when someone searches for your recipe:
So does that mean that you only have to put in your calories and you're good to go?
Yes and no.
Entering your recipe's calories serves to fulfill Google's recommendations, but those recommendations may change down the line. Hence, it may be worth it for you to add in the rest of the nutrition information now as a means of “future-proofing” your post. That way, you won't have to go through allllll of your published posts later on and fill in the nutrition information for each and every one.
Why bloggers don't add nutrition information ?♀️
While adding in nutrition information does give you structured data benefits, some bloggers may choose not to add it in to their recipes.
If you're a dessert blogger (like me) or you have dessert recipes on your blog, the thought of adding nutrition information to your recipe for those indulgent cupcakes or heavenly pastries might make your palms start to sweat. ?
Or maybe adding in the nutrition information doesn't vibe with your philosophy around food and cooking! Whatever your reasoning, know that it's totally fine if you decide not to add in the nutrition information. At the end of the day, it's your call!
With that being said, we wouldn't worry too much about readers getting scared off by the number of calories in a recipe; if they're looking at a red velvet cupcake recipe, chances are, the reader already knows it's not likely to be a low-calorie recipe. ?
Adding nutrition information through Nutrifox ??
Tasty Recipes includes an integration with Nutrifox to automatically calculate nutrition facts from a recipe. This makes it really easy to accurately calculate nutrition information for your recipes.
Nutrifox is a tool we built for you that allows you to easily create and customize recipe nutrition labels and add custom ingredients. Just enter your Nutrifox ID into the appropriate Tasty Recipes field, and you’re good to go!
Adding nutrition information through Tasty Recipes ?
If you use another method to calculate nutrition information then Tasty Recipes has fields where you can add that data as well! ?
Whichever method you decide to go with, you'll get the same structured data and rich results benefits from each one.
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