Human nutrition deals with the provision of essential nutrients in food that are necessary to support human life and health. The seven major classes of nutrients are carbohydrates, fats, fiber, minerals, proteins, vitamins, and water. These nutrient classes are categorized as either macronutrients or micronutrients (needed in small quantities). The macronutrients are carbohydrates, fats, fiber, proteins, and water. The micronutrients are minerals and vitamins.
In today’s increasingly health-conscious world, the ability to produce food items that conform to certain nutritional standards is more important than ever, and accordingly it is critical that manufacturers have visibility to the nutrient content of their products. This extends to the creation of nutrient food labels, which much be accurate, comprehensive, and easy for consumers to understand.
bcFood’s item nutrient tools make it possible for your products to meet the latest nutritional standards and requirements.
Record nutrient information such as fat content, carbohydrates, protein, and sodium for your purchased ingredients and the food products you manufacture. With this information, you can ensure that your products meet certain nutritional standards and requirements.
Flexible nutrient definition – use Dynamics attributes to set up the nutrient values you wish to track, then link these to item categories so that the proper nutrients can be defined for different item groupings.
BOM-based calculations – define nutrients for your raw material items, then instruct the program to automatically determine a manufactured item’s nutrient values based on its ingredients.
Multiple printing options – create nutritional label templates using style sheets or bcFood’s BarTender integration, then print nutrient values directly from your system.
Copy an existing recipe to a new “low salt” version, change the ingredients, then update the nutrient information to reflect the changes to the recipe’s sodium content.