Every recipe, ingredient, food, diet record or meal plan that is created in FoodWorks is a FoodWorks document. The types of documents (or document templates) available to you are listed in the drop-down menu when you click the New button on the FoodWorks toolbar. The documents available depend on the type of database that you have open.
If you are using a database for nutrition labelling, by default you can create and analyse these types of document:
- Recipe - These are your top-level recipes (product formulations) for which you want to generated nutrition labels.
- Sub-Recipes - These are ingredients that have ingredients of their own - your internal recipes that are used as ingredients in your product formulations.
- Raw materials - These are ingredients, generally sourced from an external supplier, for which you have nutrient values from the supplier's product specification sheet or from commissioned analyses.
You organise your documents into FoodWorks folders. The name of the document and its folder are displayed in the title bar of the open document.
Advanced users can create and modify document types by modifying the document templates on which they are based. For example, you could create a menu template or a food frequency template, based on the templates available for a dietary analysis database. For more information on templates, see What is a document template?
By contrast to documents, foods from data sources, namely reference foods, are not documents and cannot be opened.
- For more on types of FoodWorks databases, see What is a database?