You can enable volume measurements for a custom food (such as cup, mL and L). To do so, provide the specific gravity data (density) for the food.
You can also show the food's analyses per 100mL in the analysis pane.
To enable volume measures
- Open the food.
- On the Measures tab, enter a number of millilitres (mL) and its corresponding weight in grams (g). See Tip.
- To show the analyses for this food per 100mL in the analysis pane, select the Liquid checkbox.
- Click Save.
To find out the specific gravity, you can use kitchen scales to weigh a certain volume of the food. For example, you could use a measuring cup to weigh 250mL of soup which weighs 263g.
- Now when you use this food as an ingredient in another recipe or in a food record, you can use volume measures to enter its quantity.
- The Volume data provides a Volume Conversion Factor (or specific gravity) for the food so that weight can be converted to volume measures.