We are what we eat. So it is said. But though we may have some idea of what it is that we eat we don’t quite know what exactly it is. Even for dishes that we eat very often we may know the ingredients but likely will not know the exact proportions. And if we can know the quantities of individual ingredients easily we can know very well what exactly is that we take in every day.
That the proportion of the ingredients is important is evidenced by the fact that products sold commercially are required to state it, but when we cook and eat on our own we are happy to have a general idea and do without exact numbers. But if we can know the exact number quite easily then I am sure a lot us would like to know. On top of that since cooking is a lot of science as well, when you get the ingredient quantities right there will be an improvement in the consistency with which you get your dishes made just right.
This in fact you can get done at a very low cost and little effort. All you need to do is go online and buy a nutritional scale. They do not cost a lot, do not take up much space and their looks will add to the elegance of your kitchen. Once you have bough one you will be surprised to find how easy it is to know the nutritional content of what you are consuming. Once you have placed the ingredient in the weighing cup all you need to do is to enter the name of the ingredient and the scale will inform you of its nutritional value.
Therefore if you have been using a kitchen scale which does not offer nutritional data then you should consider moving to a nutritional scale. And if you are not using a kitchen scale at all, a nutritional scale will help take the guess work out of the quantity measurement and it will also help you know how healthy is your diet by giving you all the nutritional data.