I'm pretty sure I read in another forum that user entered foods used to be added to the database. Unfortunately, it became too overwhelming to double-check the nutritional information and eliminate double entries. Just too much workload for a very small staff.
This leaves us with several options. You can simplify your search so that Awesome GF Scone becomes "scone" Pick one that is nutritionally similar and use a percentage or multiple servings to match up your caloric intake.
Or, you can add your food item to your own list. There is an area to click and do this at the top right of the Food Search window. This works well for packaged foods that have nutritional information listed. It is also good for restaurant items as many chains have their standardized nutritional information available online. I do this for all the good stuff that I think I may eat frequently through the year. This stays as your information and doesn't become available to other users, unfortunately.
Another way is to enter it as a recipe. Enter all of the ingredients and the number of servings and the nutritional calculations are done for you. I've only done it this way once... and I think I got there from the SparkPoint page, clicking near Submit a Recipe. There should be a few other ways to this tool, but I haven't searched for them yet.
It takes quite a while to set up foods since we eat a more specialized diet. But, if you plan to track your intake, it is well worth it.
Ere long I bare fruit, and throve full well,
I grew and waxed in wisdom;
word following word, I found me words,
deed following deed, I wrought deeds. - The Havamal
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