Enable nutrients, components and allergens for a database

To select the nutrients, components and allergens that you want enabled for this database:

  1. On the File menu, click Database Properties.
  2. Click the Nutrients & Components tab.
  3. Set Show Components to all nutrients available in FoodWorks.
  4. Select or de-select the check boxes as required for the nutrients components and allergens that you want to use.
  5. Click OK to apply the changes and close the dialog.
    Click Apply to apply changes and continue using the dialog.


Different data sources supply data for different sets of nutrients. If you enable a nutrient for which no data is available in your selected data sources, then question marks (?) will be displayed in analyses of documents you create from this point.

To see the nutrients and components available in a particular data source, see View the nutrients available for a data source.