The Nutritive Analysis module provides operations with the capability to calculate the nutrient content of their ingredients, recipes, and menus. End-users can generate various reports using nutrient groups (which are comprised of any combination of nutrients). These reports are printed in tabular or bar graph format showing comparisons to DRI standards.
The Nutritive Analysis Module uses nutrient data from an external database (ESHA Research‘s Food Processor Software) which is comprised of both the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference as well as data from tens of thousands of branded products submitted by food manufacturers. In addition, custom nutrient data for branded or manufactured items (that are not contained in the ESHA database) may be added to FoodPro as needed.
Additionally, when items are linked to the nutrient database to FoodPro, the method of preparation is taken into account so as to have the most accurate nutrition information as possible.
In addition to nutritive data, FoodPro can also assist users in tracking potential allergens (as defined by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004) for their inventory items and recipes. Allergens are displayed on Food Labels and can also be prominently displayed using icons or pictures using Menus on the Web.