Introduction to Nutrition
Get a quick overview of how to use Nutrition in Fillet.
Nutrients and nutrition values
In Fillet, there are six main nutrients: Energy, Carbohydrates, Protein, Total Fat, Fiber, and Sodium.
You can work with these six main nutrients in all Fillet apps.
In the Fillet web app, you can work with an extended set of 38 nutrients. Learn more
Enter nutrient amounts
You can enter nutrient amounts for ingredients, but not recipes or menu items. This is because Fillet automatically calculates nutrition information for recipes and menu items.
For ingredients, you can enter amounts for all nutrients, or you can enter amounts only for the nutrients that you want to use. If you don't enter an amount for a nutrient, you will see the message "No data" when viewing nutrition information.
Automatic calculation of nutrition information
Fillet automatically calculates nutrition information for recipes and menu items using their components' nutrition information.
- For recipes, components can be ingredients and other recipes (sub-recipes).
- For menu items, components can be ingredients and recipes.