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nut project is nutrition software to record what you eat and analyze your meals for nutrient composition

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Jim Jozwiak
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nut project is nutrition software to record what you eat and analyze your meals for nutrient composition. The database included is the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 18, which contains 7,146 foods and 136 nutrients.

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.

Here are some key features of "nut":
7146 foods and 136 nutrients--the complete, latest USDA database
Foods easy to find and add to daily meals
Configurable for 1-19 meals per day and any dietary plan--including low carb, zone, low fat
Comprehensive meal analysis for any number of consecutive meals
Presents both easy-to-read percentage summaries and in-depth nutrient analysis, including Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids
Defaults to ounces or grams based on user input
Suggests foods based on current diet
Can easily create additional databases for other family members
Auto-transfer of successful dietary strategies from analysis screen to configuration settings
Allows recording of recipes and customary meals for fast data entry
Guesses recipes of packaged foods
Creates graphs of nutrient intake showing daily and monthly trends
Sorts foods richest in each of the 136 nutrients
Reveals which foods contribute most to user's nutrition
Runs on Linux, Un*x, Windows (DOS); allows dual-boot systems to share the same data; and has no dependencies on other programs
The price is right--it's free! And you can read and modify the source code.

What's New in This Release:
This release introduces the new USDA Nutrient Database SR19 and allows current NUT installations to have their existing meal records reinterpreted with the new database.

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