What is a raw material?


A raw material is a type of Nutrition Labelling resource that you can create.

A raw material is a custom ingredient, generally sourced from an external supplier, for which you have nutrient values from the supplier's product specification sheet or from commissioned analyses. Once created, like other resources, the raw material will appear in the navigation pane. 

When you create a raw material, you supply the label declaration type and its nutrient composition data either by basing its analysis on another similar item from the data sources or by entering nutrient data from the supplier's product specification sheet. You can also use a hybrid of these approaches, basing the analysis on another item and supplying data for selected nutrients. Optionally, you can provide common measures for the raw material.

Once created, you can use the raw material in other resources, for example as an ingredient in a recipe. When you make changes to the raw material, any resource using it is automatically updated.

You can view the analyses for a raw material per 100g or by a custom gram amount. If the raw material is declared as a liquid, you can also see the analysis per 100mL. 

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