nut is nutrition software to record what you eat and analyze your meals for nutrient composition. The database included is the latest USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. This database contains values for vitamins, minerals, fats, calories, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, etc., and includes the essential polyunsaturated fats, Omega-3 and Omega-6. Nutrient levels are expressed as a percentage of the Daily Value, the familiar standard of food labeling in the United States, but also can be fully customized. Foods can be added from recipes or food labels, and nutrient intake can be graphed. The program is completely menu-driven and there are no commands to learn.
Re: merging databases
> I would like to be able to collect meal.db
> files from various installations and
> merge them. Is there a convenient way
> to do that?
If you simply concatenated all the files, keeping the meals in order lifo, NUT wouldn't know the difference; however, there is no sort in the function that picks up meal.db so it wouldn't work if the order wasn't right. There is an additional requirement that the different food.db's have to be identical--if they are not, you have to erase food.db in order for the indexes to be remade. Also, the food names are just keys in meal.db, so that even if you added the same recipe on different installations, it would probably not map to the same food, and indeed, if the food was missing, the meal food would be silently dropped. I have thought about this but never found a solution I liked because all these impediments to making it work are actually what gives NUT its performance so the program can start up instantly even with several years' worth of meals. On my trips to the GF's house, I just wrote everything down on paper...
Re: Great program!
Thank you so much for your kind words. You are using NUT the way I do in order to "debug" your diet and subjective sense of well-being.
> I just wanted to thank Jim for this
> great piece of software. I have used nut
> for a couple of years now.
> The easy way I can visualize the main
> nutrients in foods in one screen, backed
> with the USDA food database, has helped
> me change the way I eat.
> Thank you.