Ingredients and Products
Remember these terms:
Ingredients – a generic item like ketchup
Product – within ketchup you may receive one ketchup product from one vendor and another, very similar ketchup product from another vendor.
A really beautiful feature of reciProfity is that we can merge like products into one ingredients.
1. Two of the same products from the same vendor or from different vendors:
If you’d like to keep both products together so you can compare prices you’ll make them both part of one item.
Here is an example of what that would look like:
The item name is Apricots canned juice pack … (this name comes from the USDA list)
Below that are 2 products, both canned apricots in juice
Each with the vendor name.
Since they are packed differently we show you the price difference.
On a little side note:
When you choose a matching USDA name we automatically put the USDA code into the Nutrient Code field. When you use this item in a recipe this code with help determine the nutritional label for that recipe!
(You can always choose the USDA code manually if you’d prefer!)