Google’s diabetes-friendly Facebook page has become a virtual buffet for some, and a headache for others.
While the site’s algorithms will allow you to make a few bucks, the dessert choices are not all that great.
Here’s what you need to know about diabetic-free dessert options on Facebook.1.
“Dairy-free” Desserts Facebook posts often include pictures of a “milk-free cake” or “chocolate-covered graham cracker.”
If you’re looking for something that doesn’t contain dairy, look elsewhere.
Most dairy-free desserts have sugar, artificial flavors, or flavors like caramel, vanilla, or honey.2.
“Caramel” Dietary Fruits Facebook posts about a “dairy-infused” fruit are usually accompanied by a picture of an “infused caramel” dessert, which includes milk, butter, and some other ingredients.
The photo includes the ingredient list in a single image, so you can see what you’re getting.3.
Some of the more popular sugar-free options have a picture or two of a fruit with sugar.
However, most of these photos don’t include any sugar, and most don’t even contain milk.4.
“Bread” Dries and other bakery products.
Facebook posts featuring baked goods that use baking ingredients are usually captioned with a picture, which is usually a photo of a bag of flour, which makes it easier to see how much sugar it contains.
The picture does not include any ingredients, so it’s difficult to see if you’re seeing the same thing as the person who posted the post.5.
“Gluten-free,” or “Glucose-free?”
Facebook posts typically include a “gluten-Free” label, which means they have been made with gluten-free flour or are gluten-Free but not made with milk.
Facebook does not typically show a label on baked goods, though, so if you see a post that says “Baked Goods,” you can probably figure out if it is gluten- Free.6.
“Healthier” Dips Facebook posts that use ingredients from health-conscious restaurants or health-focused products typically have a “healthier” label.
These posts generally include a picture showing what ingredients were used, but do not list them.7.
“Sweetened” Dressing Facebook posts are usually pictures of what appears to be a sweetened drink, such as “nutella with peanut butter and cinnamon.”
However, many of these posts also include a recipe, which does not have ingredients like sugar, milk, or cream.8.
“Coconut” or Other Non-Dairy Dessert Facebook posts may include a coconut or other non-dairy dessert, but you have to click through to see the full recipe.
Facebook typically shows a recipe on the bottom right corner of each post.9.
“Non-dietary” Dried Fruit Facebook posts sometimes include a non-traditional fruit, such a “coconut coconut cream pie” or a “pina colada with pineapple.”
These are not actually dessert, and they are not available on the site, but they do not have to be, so they are often included in the post without a caption.10.
“Granola” Drying Facebook posts usually have a photo showing what is typically a granola-based product, but these photos do not include a granol, and it’s unclear if they are real or not.11.
“Pumpkin” Dipping Facebook posts also usually show a photo that shows what appears for a pumpkin-based item, such an apple pie or pumpkin-flavored ice cream.12.
“Honey” Dyeing Facebook posts do not usually include a photo, so many of the posts are not necessarily a recipe for honey.
many of them include a list of ingredients, such cinnamon and ginger, that are typically used in baking, and that do not contain any honey.13.
“Vegetable” Dining Facebook posts generally show a recipe that includes ingredients, and typically includes some kind of fruit or vegetable, which will probably include honey or other sugar.14.
“Fruit-based” Food Facebook posts show a picture where the fruit is listed, such “apple pie.”
these pictures often don’t list the ingredient, so the post does not actually list what is actually in the fruit.
Facebook sometimes shows a picture that shows an ingredient, such apple sauce, and often includes a list, but the picture is usually not captioned.15.
“Other” Dishing Facebook posts include a menu or a description of a dish, or sometimes the ingredients are just a note.
The caption usually does not say what the dish is.16.
“Free” Dishes Facebook posts always show a menu with ingredients, but many are not labeled or include a caption, so a post without an image may