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The best digital food scales

Updated April 17, 2017

Digital food scales can calculate weight and nutritional values of food weighed. Digital food scales feature programmable databases of packaged and whole foods to calculate nutritional values of food. Read about EatSmart's Nutritional Scale, Perfect Portions Digital Food Scale and Salter's Nutritional Scale to decide which digital food scale works best for you.

Perfect Portions Digital Food Scale

The Perfect Portions Digital Food Scale features a database of 2,000 preprogrammed foods and 99 custom database entries, along with a stylish glass-top surface with touchpad keys for easy cleaning. The Perfect Portions Digital Food Scale can calculate the calories, fat, carbohydrate, sugar and other nutritional content of foods in its database. The digital food scale also provides a daily percentage value of foods to help you track your health and nutritional goals. The Perfect Portions Digital Food Scale retains a compact and portable shape with a weight of 4.76 Kilogram, a length of 9 inches, a width of 6 inches and a depth of 1 inch.

EatSmart Nutritional Scale

The EatSmart Nutritional Scale calculates the nutritional content of food by portion size. It features a database of 99 user-defined foods and 999 preprogrammed whole foods selected to reflect common whole foods in America, according to EatSmart's website. The digital food scale calculates the calories, carbohydrates, fibre, sodium and fat content of the foods in the scale's user-defined custom database. The scale can also calculate the content of vitamin K, calcium, protein and cholesterol content of the 999 whole foods in its preprogrammed database. That makes it particularly useful for nutrition-conscious families who desire a digital food scale featuring simple and automated functioning with preprogrammed foods.

Salter Nutritional Scale

The Salter Nutritional Scale is designed for cooks and chefs interested in health and nutrition: featuring a dishwasher safe stainless-steel weighing plate, a database with detailed nutritional information of more than 900 foods and ingredients, and a weighing capacity of six pounds. The Salter Nutritional Scale calculates the carbohydrate, fibre and sodium, calories, protein and fat content of foods in increments of 284gr. The scale requires one nine-volt battery and features a power-saving automatic shut-off feature.

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