FoodWorks comes with several sets of food composition data, or food composition tables, containing foods and their nutrient values. These are referred to as data sources. Data sources are not stored in your FoodWorks database and are not modifiable by you. The FoodWorks package contains a number of data sources.
- When you enter foods or ingredients on the Foods or Ingredients tab of a document, you can choose from the foods in the data sources selected for this database (as well as from your own FoodWorks documents) - see How do I choose data sources (food selections) for a database?FoodWorks uses the food composition data for its analyses.
- The foods in the data sources are referred to as reference foods. They are not FoodWorks documents and are not modifiable by you. Note that you can search the foods all the available data sources in the Query window - see How do I search for foods in the Query view?
- You can search for reference foods in the data sources. See How do I search for foods in the Query view?
- You can also create a data source from your FoodWorks database, allowing you to make your own data available to other FoodWorks users - see How do I publish your data as a FoodWorks data source?