All products in the Fooducate database receive a food grade (A, B, C, D), so its easier for your to choose healthier options. The more nutrient dense a food is, the higher grade it will receive.
How are products graded?
Products are grades based on their nutrient-density, quality of ingredients, and level of processing.
- Nutrients: nutrient-dense foods receive higher grades (for example fibre, protein, calcium)
- Ingredients: whole foods receive higher grades (vegetables, fruit), while products with added sugars, artificial colors and sweeteners receive a lower score
- Processing: ultra-processed foods receive lower grades
Are food grades routinely updated?
Our algorithms are constantly being evaluated and tweaked. Just as nutrition science is constantly evolving, so is our analysis. The basic philosophy will not change - the less processed, more real a food is, the better it is for your health, and the better it rates on Fooducate.
Why does the product I search for get a blank grade?
If a product shows a blank grade, it is likely missing nutrient information. Feel free to let us know and we will update the product and its grade.
Why does a product have different grades?
Sometimes Fooducate will grade two identical products with a different grade. These are several reasons why this can happen, from product serving size, reformulation, and database error. You can find more information here: Fooducate - Why does a product have 2 different grades?