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Gram Weight. Why do I have to have a gram weight for everything? Do I have to have a gram weight for liquid items?

In order to combine ingredients and obtain the nutrition analysis of those ingredients, the program must first convert all entered measures into a weight. All ingredients have the nutrition entered by weight.

Because the volume to weight ratio is not the same for all foods (1 cup of whipped cream has a different weight than 1 cup of water), in order for an ingredient to be entered in volume, there must be a specific weight added for the given food. For many of the ESHA ingredients, there has been a volume to weight conversion entered (to reflect specific weight of a given food).

For any ingredients you add to the database, in order to use the Ingredient as a volume (or any other non-weight unit of measure), one must add this relationship in the Measures page of the Ingredient.

  1. Open the Ingredient.
  2. On the left, click Yields/Measures.
  3. On the right, click Edit Measures...
  4. In the dialog that appears, click Add.
  5. Here, enter the information of volume to weight.
  6. OK out and Save the Ingredient.

After entering one volume to weight equivalent, when this Ingredient is later added to a Recipe, all of the volume measures will be available.

 

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