Food analysis

How are food products rated ?

Yuka’s food product scores are based on three criteria: Nutritional quality is 60% of the score.. The calculation method is based on the European Nutri-Score method. This method takes the following e…

Ophélia Bierschwale
Updated 2 weeks ago by Ophélia Bierschwale

On which sources does Yuka base its analysis of food additives?

Our standards for analyzing additives are based on the latest scientific principles. We take into account: 1) Collective assessment reports from : EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), ANSES (French…

Ophélia Bierschwale
Updated 2 weeks ago by Ophélia Bierschwale

Why are beverages rated differently ? 🥤

According to the scoring methodology used, which is based on the Nutri-Score criteria, the beverage (excluding milk) rating scale is stricter for calories and sugar than it is for solids. Liquids are…

Ophélia Bierschwale
Updated 2 weeks ago by Ophélia Bierschwale

Are pesticides taken into account when rating food products?

The application doesn't take pesticide levels into account since this information is not included on labels, so it's very difficult to determine. This would require a laboratory analysis, which is ve…

Ophélia Bierschwale
Updated 2 weeks ago by Ophélia Bierschwale

What's meant by the fat ratio ?

The fat ratio is a criterion that applies only to fats (butter, margarine and oil) according to the Nutri-Score rating method. Rather than analyzing the quantity of saturated fat as is the case with…

Ophélia Bierschwale
Updated 2 weeks ago by Ophélia Bierschwale

How are reconstituted products rated ?

Products said to be "reconstituted" are products that aren't consumed as they are, but need to be mixed with water or milk. Examples include: sweetened powdered chocolate, syrups, dehydrated soups an…

julie.chapon@yuka.io
Updated 1 day ago by julie.chapon@yuka.io

Why are some food products not rated ? 😬

1) There are various types of products that Yuka does not rate because they are very specific products for which no rating method exists: Alcohol. Sugar. Infant formula. Protein supplements. Pet food…

julie.chapon@yuka.io
Updated 2 weeks ago by julie.chapon@yuka.io

Why is alcohol not rated ? 🍺

Yuka doesn't rate alcohol for two reasons: 1) Our rating methodology doesn't take alcohol content into account. 2) It's extremely rare that nutritional values and ingredients are listed on bottles of…

Ophélia Bierschwale
Updated 2 weeks ago by Ophélia Bierschwale

Why is baby milk not rated ? 🍼

Infant food (0-2 years) is subject to specific regulations because the nutritional needs of children between 0 and 2 years of age are quite different from those of adults. Therefore, the rating does…

Ophélia Bierschwale
Updated 2 weeks ago by Ophélia Bierschwale

Does Yuka analyze pet food ? 🐶

Yuka does not analyze pet food and has no plans to do so at this time. In fact, the ingredients in foods for our four-legged companions are quite different, as are their needs, and we don't have a me…

Ophélia Bierschwale
Updated 2 weeks ago by Ophélia Bierschwale

Does the app take the quantity into account ?

No, the application does not calculate daily intakes based on the quantity consumed. Yuka analyzes the inherent quality of the product regardless of the quantity consumed. This is why our ratings are…

Ophélia Bierschwale
Updated 2 weeks ago by Ophélia Bierschwale

Is the application suited for diabetics ?

Yuka's nutritional analysis, based on the Nutri-Score, only takes into account the sugar content and not the total carbohydrate value. However, future improvements are planned so the application can…

Ophélia Bierschwale
Updated 2 weeks ago by Ophélia Bierschwale

Does the application take the glycemic index into account ?

No, Yuka does not include a product's glycemic index into account in its analysis, and this is not something we foresee including in the future. It would be very interesting, but it's currently too c…

Ophélia Bierschwale
Updated 2 weeks ago by Ophélia Bierschwale

Is the presence of palm oil taken into account in the rating ?

Yuka does not include palm oil as such in its rating. The rating takes saturated fats into consideration and palm oil, being half saturated fat, has a negative impact on products as a result. Additio…

Ophélia Bierschwale
Updated 2 weeks ago by Ophélia Bierschwale

Are GMOs taken into account in the rating ?

The rating doesn't take into account the presence of GMOs in a product since disclosing GMOs is not mandatory unless the presence of GMOs is greater than 0.9%. Currently, very few ingredients contain…

Ophélia Bierschwale
Updated 2 weeks ago by Ophélia Bierschwale

Why are all butters poorly rated ?

Yuka has a specific rating for fats (such as oils, butters and margarines) which is based on the Nutri-Score calculation method.The application doesn't take into account the amount of fat, but rather…

Ophélia Bierschwale
Updated 2 weeks ago by Ophélia Bierschwale

Why is cheese often poorly rated on Yuka ? 🧀

Cheese is naturally rich in saturated fat and sodium. Currently, the rating of a food product is 60% based on its nutritional value. The calculation method is based on the Nutri-Score system. It pena…

julie.chapon@yuka.io
Updated 2 weeks ago by julie.chapon@yuka.io

Does the app take food preferences into account ?

The Premium version of the application offers customizable alerts regarding the presence of certain undesirable elements : gluten , lactose and palm oil. As such, in scanning your products, you'll re…

Ophélia Bierschwale
Updated 5 days ago by Ophélia Bierschwale

Does Yuka analyze products with no nutritional values ? 🧐

Yuka is unable to rate products with no nutritional values. To rate a food product, Yuka needs to know the nutritional values of a product (calories, sugar, sodium, protein, fiber, saturated fat). Th…

julie.chapon@yuka.io
Updated 2 weeks ago by julie.chapon@yuka.io

Does Yuka rate protein supplements ?

Yuka does not rate protein supplements (which are usually found in powder form), such as: whey protein, creatine, milk protein, soy protein, etc. These are not food products strictly speaking, but su…

julie.chapon@yuka.io
Updated 2 weeks ago by julie.chapon@yuka.io

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