Frequently Asked Questions

What is Calorie Gallery?

Calorie Gallery provides a visual representation of how many Calories are in the different foods we eat. We have pictures of hundreds of foods in 200 Calorie portions. By getting a sense of what 200 Calories looks like in a variety of foods, you'll be better at judging how many Calories are in the foods you eat every day. Add your favorite foods to your pantry and make side by side comparisons to see, for example, how much more celery you get for 200 Calories than peanut butter! So go ahead! What are you waiting for? Start browsing Calorie Gallery!

How can I contact Calorie Gallery?

We welcome your comments, questions and suggestions. There are a variety of ways to get in touch with us and all of them are described on our contact us page.

Do all Calorie Gallery photos display 200 Calories?

The main photos on Calorie Gallery show approximately 200 Calories of that food. It's not scientifically exact. Most of our data comes from either the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) database of nutritional facts or the nutrition fact panels on the foods themselves. The smaller, "additional photos" located below the main photo may or may not display 200 Calories — some of these photos show the food item in its package, others show alternate views of the 200 Calorie portion.

Does Calorie Gallery only provide information based on 200 Calorie portions?

No. While our main photos show foods in approximately 200 Calorie portions, you can use the Calorie calculator located in the nutrition facts panel to the right of the photo to see how many Calories are in, say, one cup of sliced bananas, three leaves of red leaf lettuce, or 100 liters of olive oil. The same goes for our meal page where you can dial in the portion sizes in the meals you create!

How can I suggest an item?

While we cannot promise to accommodate all suggestions, we will do our best! If you'd like to see a type food that isn't already addressed on our site, you can contact us to suggest it.

How can I find foods on Calorie Gallery?

The easiest way to find what you are looking for is to use the search box that is located in the upper right corner of all Calorie Gallery pages. As you enter your search query you'll notice that our system begins to make suggestions as you type. You can click on one of our suggestions (or use the up/down arrow keys on your keyboard) to choose an item. Alternatively, you can click on the button next to the search box to see our full list of articles related to your query. If you don't have a specific type of food in mind, you can browse foods by category.

What is the difference between the meal and the pantry?

The pantry allows you to make side by side comparisons of different foods. You can add foods to your pantry from the food item page or from your pantry directly. Additions to your pantry will be saved the next time you visit it (as long as your computer allows cookies).

The meal feature, on the other hand, allows you to create your own meals and see how many Calories are in them. Save them for future reference and share them with friends and family!

What is Calorie Gallery's privacy policy?

We take our visitor's privacy very seriously; please view our Privacy Policy page for details.

What are Calorie Gallery's terms and conditions?

Please view our Terms and Conditions page for details.

Who is behind Calorie Gallery?

Please view our About Us page for details.

I found an error on your site, what should I do?

We make every attempt to provide accurate information, but occasionally an error sneaks in. If you have discovered a problem, we would greatly appreciate it if you would contact us to let us know! Someone on our staff will research it shortly.

How often do you add new foods?

We're always adding new foods. To see the latest additions, check out our What's New page.

Can I link to Calorie Gallery pages?

Absolutely! You can link to any Calorie Gallery page. To link to our homepage, you can include the following code on your webpage:

Can I copy Calorie Gallery images?

Not yet, but soon, we'll have Free Food Pictures (located at freefoodpictures.caloriegallery.com) available for you to use on your blog, website, or profile.

Why is there a toothpick in your pictures?

We included a toothpick on all our 200 Calorie photos as a reference to better judge how big the food is in the photo. The toothpick is about 2.5 inches (6 centimeters) long.

The weights of foods are displayed in grams, but I use ounces (or vice versa), what can I do?

In the upper right corner of every page, below the search box, you'll see two tabs, one labeled grams, the other labeled ounces. Click the one you want, and your preferences will be saved for that visit and subsequent visits to Calorie Gallery!

What is the Calorie Guessing Game?

To see how well you can guess the number of Calories in a given portion of food, we developed the Calorie Guessing Game. We have different categories of games, like junk food, desserts, and fruits. Go ahead, test your skills!

The nutrition facts on Calorie Gallery food pages show percentages for various nutrients. What do these percentages represent? Why don't all nutritents have percentages associated with them?

The United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) provides recommendations for the amount of key nutrients a person on a 2,000 Calorie diet should consume. These are called Daily Values. Your appropriate Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your Calorie needs. Still, these percentages can be a reference point.

What exactly does the Carb-Protein-Fat ratio on Calorie Gallery food pages show?

Some people who watch their diets are concerned with the ratio of carbohydrates to protein to fat in the foods they eat. The pie chart on Calorie Gallery food pages shows the ratio of the amount of Calories that come from carbs, fat, and protein in a given type of food.

Typically, a 4-4-9 gram to Calorie ratio is applied. This means that each gram of carbohydrates is said to have 4 Calories, the same is true for protein, and a gram of fat is estimated to have 9 Calories. Calories from alcohol and insoluable fiber are not included in the carbohydrate portion of the pie.

Note that the percents in this section refer to the ratio of carbs to proteins to fats in that food; this is different than daily amounts of carbs, proteins, or fats that the FDA recommends based on a 2,000 Calorie diet.

Where do you get your information from?

Our data comes either from the USDA or product packaging. Please note that these amounts are representative of actual Caloric content and are not precise, scientific figures.

Why don't you provide your data in kilojoules?

We do. Click the "more nutrition facts" link at the bottom of the "Nutrition Facts" panel to see the data in kj.