Examining analyses of a recipe—Procedure 7

The following steps explain how to identify:

  • quantities of nutrients in the total recipe, in one serve and in 100g
  • quantities of a specific nutrient in each of the ingredients in a recipe
  • quantities of nutrients in a specific ingredient.

Follow these steps when completing Exercise 7.

  1. To start
    1. If you do not have FoodChoices® running, in the lower left corner of your screen, click Start, click All Programs, and click FoodChoices 2009.
    2. Open the document for the recipe being examined. To do this, click on the folder in the Navigation Pane that contains recipes. The recipes appear in the lower part of the Navigation Pane. Click on the chosen recipe. For example, you could use the recipe document for ‘Vegetable Soup’ in the ‘Samples’ folder.
    3. In the open document, click the Ingredients tab (just under the name of the open document). This will show the total list of ingredients in the food product.
  2. To examine the analyses for the whole recipe, one serve or 100g

    Click the tab at the top of the Analysis Pane in accordance with whether you wish to examine the analyses for the total recipe, one serve, 100 g or for the quantity that yields 1 MJ (1,000 kJ) energy.

    To view the analyses, use either the left or right arrows in the Analysis Pane, or the downward arrow that gives the options in the drop-down list. In the Analysis Pane, click the arrow buttons to see each analysis. You should be able to see: General, Profile, All Components.

    Notes:

    • You can use Nutrient Profile analysis to display the nutrients of your choice. To do this, in the Analysis Pane, select Profile, right click in the box, select Edit Profile and make the changes.
    • Refer back to Procedure 1 for tips if question marks appear in your analyses.
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      General analysis


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      All Components analysis


  3. To examine the analyses for a specific nutrient
    This examination enables you to see how individual ingredients contribute to the result for a specific nutrient – for example, the amounts of fat or iron in each of the ingredients.
    1. In the Analysis Pane, click the tab for Total, 1 serve, 100 g or 1 MJ, according to the analyses being examined.
    2. Click the All Components option, and then on the nutrient under investigation—for example, fibre.
    3. Examine the results in the open document. For example, if you click on Fibre, and then look at the open document, you will see the fibre content of each of the ingredients in the recipe.
      Note: If this column with the specific quantities of a nutrient does not show, it might be because one of the other columns is too wide. Try reducing the width of the Notes column.
    4. Click the different nutrients to see the results.
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      Fibre content in each of the ingredients of Vegetable Soup


  4. To examine the analyses for individual ingredients

    This examination enables you to see all the nutrients in a specific ingredient.

    Select the row for the ingredient being examined by clicking the selector button on the left-hand edge of that row. The Analysis Pane will show the analysis for the selected item, not for the whole recipe.

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    Analysis of the nutritional contribution of the carrot to serve of Vegetable Soup


  5. To examine the sources of energy for the whole recipe or for one or more ingredients

    In the Analysis Pane, click General and examine the sources of energy. Alternatively, click on View graphs on the Toolbar and examine the graphs for sources of energy.

    To examine the sources of energy for one or more ingredients, click the selector button(s) next to the ingredient(s) being examined before completing the above.

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    Sources of energy and fat ratios for total recipe


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    Sources of energy and fat ratios for tomatoes


  6. To examine the percentages of polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and saturated fats

    In the Analysis Pane, click General and examine the percentages of different types of fats. Alternatively, click View graphs on the Toolbar, and examine the graphs for different types of fats.
    To examine the percentages of different types of fats for one or more ingredients, click the selector button(s) next to the ingredient(s) being examined before completing the above.

  7. To print the results

    See Procedure 8.


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