Copying Ingredients

Posted by

One of the benefits of doing a database nutrition analysis is that a lot of your ingredients should already be in the database, making it a quick process.

However you'll eventually run into the case where you have to add your own ingredient, which slows everything down a bit. Trust us, we do it all the time. It gets better, but it's still a little tedious and error-prone. That's why we verify user-added ingredients so you know which ones are reliable.

Copying an Ingredient

There are a few cases where creating your own ingredient from scratch and inputting all the nutrients is needlessly tedious, so we added an option to copy an ingredient to your own account. These ingredients will always be private and doing so allows you to do a few things:

  • Say you have organic and non-organic versions of the same food, say a carrot. You can make a copy so they'll have the same nutrition info, but you can now input different prices for the two and can also list them differently in ingredient lists.
  • If you are processing an ingredient in a certain way and want to modify the nutrition info slightly (maybe according to the nutrition retention table) without re-inputting everything.

Copy Database Nutrition Ingredient

If you're signed in and have access to an ingredient, you can copy it and make your own version.

Takeaways and Final Thoughts

Those are just a couple of the use cases for copying an ingredient. It's a simple and powerful feature that we've already seen lots of users take advantage of. I'm sure some are using it in ways we didn't expect.

Let us know what you think and if you have any other ideas for taking advantage of this tool.

Learn something? Check out similar posts:

Recipal Features Database Nutrition Analysis Tips And Tricks
Learn why hundreds of food entrepreneurs already use ReciPal to manage their recipes, costs, and create nutrition labels.

Just want lessons on growing a food business?

We're learning a lot and so will you.

Your information will not be shared.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Sevice apply.

comments powered by Disqus

Want To Grow Your Food Business?

Food folks just like you have had great experiences making nutrition fact labels, costing recipes, and managing inventory with our web app. It was designed by food entrepreneurs for food entrepreneurs, so it makes sense.

Search the Blog

Popular Posts


Private Labeling FoodContestsFundraisingPressGetting Started With Food LabelsFood PackagingPricing Your ProductRecipal FeaturesFood MarketingLabeling Rules And GuidelinesEngineeringEntrepreneur InterviewsDatabase Nutrition AnalysisFood Label NewsResourcesCopackingGetting Into RetailGuest PostsInventory ManagementTips And Tricks