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nutraCoster TM Professional 3.0
Recipe/Formula/Menu Nutrition Analysis and Costing
nutraCoster

Create Nutrition Facts labels and find out how much it really costs to make your products and menu items.

Enter your recipes/formulas and menus and the purchase cost of your ingredients. nutraCoster does the rest.

nutraCoster is a powerful tool for analyzing recipes, formulas and menus. It allows you to precisely calculate nutrition, materials costs, labor costs, packaging costs and overhead costs.

Features
Nutrition Analysis Calculate Nutrition content of your recipes/formulas and menus.
Nutrition Labels Create US, Canada and Mexico Nutrition Facts Labels, both 2016-style and older style labels.
Product Costing Calculate complete Product Cost including labor, packaging and overhead.
Product Pricing Are you charging enough for your products and menu items? Use nutraCoster to help you find out.
Profitability Which of your products or menu items is the most profitable? Which ones lose money? nutraCoster can tell you.
Recipe Scaling Print production requirements for any size batch.

Nutrition Analysis and Nutrition Facts LabelingTop 

Calculate nutrient content and print Nutrition Facts labels for your products, including added sugar, Potassium and Vitamin D.

  • nutraCoster includes an ingredient database with nutrition information for approximately 7200 common ingredients
  • Add an unlimited number of additional ingredients to the database.

  • Calculate nutrition content for any serving size

  • Create both 2016-style and 1994-style US labels in English, French and Spanish, including bilingual labels
  • Create both 2016-style and 2007-style Canada labels in English and French, including bilingual labels
  • Create Mexico labels in Spanish, English and French including bilingual labels

  • Create dual-column labels (as-sold/as-prepared, different serving sizes)
  • Create Aggregate labels for assortments

  • Create labels for individual ingredients
  • Specify the width for linear labels

  • Include ingredient listing with Nutrition Facts label
  • Add "Contains 2% or less" statement
  • Canada labels - specify "end of list" ingredients
  • Canada 2016 labels - combine sugar ingredients
  • Include allergen statement with Nutrition Facts label

  • Print multiple labels per page
  • Save as PDF
  • Save in various graphics file formats including JPG

  • Completely and accurately account for nutrition changes during processing, including moisture loss/gain and fat loss/gain
  • Determine which ingredients contribute calories, fat, etc. to any recipe
  • Calculate Net and Effective Carbohydrates
  • Calculate eligible Nutrient Content Claims

We are engaged in an ongoing effort to collect and maintain nutrition information from a large variety of sources. If there are ingredients for which you need nutrition information, we can help you obtain the information (there's a good chance we already have it). There is no charge for this service.

MenusTop 

  • Create menus
  • Menus consist of Menu Items
  • Any Menu can be used as a Menu Item in another Menu
  • Group Menu Items in Menu Sections (Appetizers, Soups, Entrees, etc.)
  • Include Special Indicators (spicy, heart-healthy, etc.)
  • Calculate and include nutrition for Menu Items
  • Cost Menus and calculate margins and profitability

Product and Menu CostingTop 

You enter your recipes/formulas and menus and the purchase cost of your ingredients. nutraCoster calculates the product cost including labor, packaging and overhead for any size batch.

nutraCoster uses state of the art production control technology (known as a multi-level Bill of Materials) to accurately calculate materials cost, labor cost, packaging cost and overhead cost.

  • Product Costs including labor, materials, packaging and overhead for any size batch.
  • Calculate gross margin or target selling price for each product or menu item. Flag products whose actual margins are deviating from the target.

  • Scale recipes by printing any report for any batch size or serving size.

  • Ingredient lists for any size batch.

  • Where-used report - find all uses of any ingredient or mix.
  • Recipe/formula listings

  • Include an unlimited number of ingredients and an unlimited number of process steps for each recipe/formula.
  • Use any recipe as an ingredient in another recipe. This allows mixes, sauces, batters and doughs to be easily used in more than one product.
  • Enter unlimited length instructions for each process step.
  • Account for moisture loss and other nutrient and production losses.
Labor Costs

Obtain extremely accurate labor costs by breaking the production process into individual process steps (such as mixing, baking, finishing, etc.).

  • Divide each process step into Setup Time (which is constant for any size batch) and Assembly Time (which is proportional to batch size).
  • Assign one or more workers to perform each process step.
  • Assign each worker to a Labor Class.
  • Use the Labor Cost Calculator to assign a burdened labor cost to each Labor Class, including taxes, benefits, etc.
Overhead Cost
  • Use the Overhead Calculator to accurately calculate total overhead costs.
  • Allocate overhead to products or to labor classes.
  • Determine the overhead contribution to cost for any product or menu item.

ReportsTop 

  • Scale recipes by printing any report for any batch size or serving size.
  • Product Costs including labor, materials, packaging and overhead for any size batch.
  • Calculate gross margin or target selling price for each product or menu item. Flag products whose actual margins are deviating from the target.
  • Ingredient lists for any size batch.
  • Where-used report - find all uses of any ingredient, mix or menu item.
  • Recipe/formula listings.
  • Menu Reports
    • Menu Detail Report
    • Costed Menu Report
    • Menu Nutrition Report
    • Menu Nutrient Grid Report
  • Nutrition content for any serving size.
  • NLEA (US), Canada and Mexico compliant nutrition labels, including optional nutrients, ingredient lists and allergen statements.
  • Nutrition Contribution by Ingredient

HelpersTop 

Serving Size Helper
  • Suggests Serving Sizes based on reference amounts
    • Specify a Group and a Subgroup for an item
    • Select a suggested unit or suggest your own unit
    • Define the unit if it is not already defined
    • Select a suggested Serving Size for US or Canada
    • Automatically set the Serving Size
Yield Helper
  • Aids in specifying recipe yields
    • Specify a Group and Subgroup for an item
    • Select a suggested unit or suggest your own unit
    • Define the unit if it is not already defined
    • Set preparation losses before cooking and processing
    • Set losses and gains during cooking or procesing
    • Set finishing losses after cooking or processing
Process Helper
  • Calculate water loss/gain and fat loss/gain for processes that involve both, such as frying or broiling
Groups Helper
  • Specify a Group and Subgroup for an item
Units of Measure Helper
  • Helps define units for an item
    • Specify a Group and Subgroupfor an item
    • Select a suggested unit or suggest your own unit
    • Define the unit if item if it is not already defined
Labor Time Calculator
  • Calculate Setup Time, Assembly Time and Time Scaler from measured times for any 3 different batch sizes

GeneralTop 

  • Network ready
  • Security features - require user login and/or password.
  • Control access to any procedure or report for any user.

User InterfaceTop 

  • Automatically install Updates
  • Spell Check
  • Track changes to all data files
    • What changed, who changed it and when
  • Save and restore Report Color Themes

System RequirementsTop 

  • Requires Windows 7 or later.