The Xyris food group system, developed for use in Foodworks Professional and our other software applications, allows you to analyse diets, recipes and meal plans by food group providing rich insight into food patterns in your clients' food intake.
The Xyris food group system uses Australian food composition data, including extensive brand name data. It is informed by the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating (AGHE), and adds power through its computational approach, which draws on concepts from the USDA Food Patterns Equivalents Database (FPED).
The Xyris food groups and subgroups
- Refined grains
- Whole grains
- Citrus, melons and berries
- Other fruit
- Fruit juice
- Dark green vegetables
- Red and orange vegetables
- Other red and orange vegetables (excludes tomatoes)
- Starchy vegetables
- Other starchy vegetables*
- Other vegetables**
* Vegetables that contribute to 'Other starchy vegetables' include cassava, taro, corn, white sweet potato.
**Vegetables that contribute to 'Other vegetables' include seaweed, garlic, beetroot, avocado, wasabi, peas, parsnip, artichoke, onion, water chestnut, spring onion, chilli, snow peas, pickles, brussels sprout, shallot, celeriac, kohlrabi, leek, mushroom, ginger, eggplant, cabbage, squash, green bean, cauliflower, okra, turnip, swede, broccoli, bean sprout, fennel, asparagus, radish, choko, zucchini, olive, capsicum, alfalfa sprout, cucumber, chicory, celery, hairy melon, bamboo shoot, bitter melon, rosella flower.
- Red meats (beef, veal, pork, lamb, game)
- Poultry (chicken, turkey, other fowl)
- Processed meats (frankfurters, sausage, corned beef, cured ham and luncheon meat made from beef, pork, poultry)
- Organ meats (from beef, veal, pork lamb, game, poultry)
- Seafood high in LC n-3 fatty acids
- Seafood low in LC n-3 fatty acids
- Nuts and seeds
- Legumes (counted both as vegetables and protein foods e.g. soybeans, lentils)
- Soy products (excludes calcium fortified soy milk and whole soybeans)
- Milk alternatives (beverages with at least 100 mg of calcium per 100 g e.g. soy milk, rice milk, almond milk)