Energy density is a simple way to measure how calorie dense foods are. Foods with a lower energy density are more filling for fewer calories, and are often better choices. This method of judging foods was developed by Barbara Rolls, PhD, in the Volumetrics Eating Plan. For your convenience, we provide the Energy Density level for most foods.
0 - 0.6 = Very Low Density 0.7 - 1.5 = Low Density 1.6 - 4.0 = Medium Density 4.1 - 9.0 = High Density
Unofficial Pts are based on calories, fat, and fiber information. You may ignore the pt values of some foods, such as many plain vegetables, based on the guidelines of your plan. The pts information contained here are for information only, and are not a substitute for information from the official guide.
Our nutrition database uses the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference - Release 18, and contains over 7,000 food items. Percentage of Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values maybe higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.