Tapping the large green Plus symbol on top right corner of the main screen opens a dialog to add a new food item.
You have three ways how to add a new food item (Product or Ingredient):
Option 1: Manual entry
- Name: The (unique) name of the food item.
- Favorite: Whether or not the food will be displayed in the list of favorite food items
- Calories per 100g: The calories of the food per 100g in kcal
- Carbs per 100g: The carbs per 100g of the food in grams
- Thereof Sugars per 100g: The sugars per 100g as part of the carbs
Optionally you can define as many typical amounts as required for each food item, and you can comment each of them. The respective comment will later be displayed in the dialog to define a new meal and allows users to easily select a certain amount. Typical amounts can be used for defined food sizes and ease the use especially for children.
After saving a new food item, it will be displayed in the food list (sorted by alphabet).
Option 2: Search in a Food Database
The currently only available food database is OpenFoodFacts. As OpenFoodFacts is an open food database, i.e. everybody can contribute just like in Wikipedia, please make sure that you cross-check the entries, as they might be wrong. You may use the details view for this, where pictures of the nutritional data will be displayed and can be zoomed.
Option 3: Scan the Barcode of a Product
To scan a barcode, hit the scan icon beside the search icon and point your divice's camera towards the barcode of the product. If found, it will display the scan result view. Here you can decide whether or not to use the result.
If no scan is possible, simply wipe away the camera window from top to bottom.