Questions about nutrition

The nutritional values of my recipe are not correct.

To understand why the nutritional information is not correctly displayed, you need to view the recipe in the Recipes panel and display the Ingredients tab. Only the ingredients in black are included in the nutritional analysis. The meaning of the colors is as follow:
  • red: the ingredient is not linked to the database of grocery item
  • blue: the quantity of the ingredient is unknown or the software doesn't know the conversion factor for its unit of measure
  • green: the nutritional information is unknown for this item
In the first case (red), you need to link the ingredient to the database of grocery item. If the ingredient already exists in the database, you should edit the recipe, go to the Ingredients tab and select the item in the pull-down menu of the ingredient. If the item with which you want to link the ingredient is not displayed in the pull-down menu, you can input the name of the item in the field of the pull-down and press on the Enter key to be presented a different choice of items. If the ingredient does not exist in the database, you can add it by editing the database.

In the second case (blue), you can edit the recipe and specify the quantity of the ingredient if it is not specified. If the quantity is specified, you need to define the unit of measure. This can be done in two ways. You can edit the recipe, go to the Ingredients tab, click on the measure cup next to the ingredient and input the value of the unit of measure as a function of a known unit of measure. The value you enter there will be used only in this recipe. If you are using this unit of measure in other recipes, you can add it permanently to the ingredient. Click on the question mark next to the ingredient in the Shopping List panel to open the nutritional information window and press the Edit button to reach the nutritional information editor. Click the add button to define a new unit. You will have to input the weight of this unit in gram.

In the third case (green), you have to add nutritional information for the ingredient. Click on the question mark next to the ingredient in the Shopping List panel to open the nutritional information window and press the Edit button to reach the nutritional information editor. You can input there the nutritional information.

For examples, watch the slide shows "Import recipes from the clipboard", "Creating a new recipe", and "Nutritional information". See also the section on nutritional information of the user's manual online.

I have added a new ingredient to the item database. Can I enter nutritional information for it?

Shop'NCook allows you to add nutritional information to custom items. Go to the Shopping List panel and locate the item. Click on the question mark on the right of the item to open the nutritional information window. Click then on the Edit button to open the nutritional information editor. You can input there the nutritional and unit conversion data. Shop'NCook will use this information to calculate the nutritional analysis of your recipes.