Add more measurements options to items and recipes

edited November 2019 in Feature Requests

(This may have been asked elsewhere, but I couldn't locate it).
Love the app in general, but get frustrated that all the portion options are limited to grammes (grams) or oz.
For those of us using the metric system, we use millilitres (ml) for a whole bunch of foods (coconut oil for one!). Would it be possible to add ml and mg (milligrammes) to the options when adding food (in recipes or even the daily diary) as well tsp/tbsp/cup to all the entries? I've had to convert MANY food items to tsp, tbsp or oz because the options are limited to "non-liquids".
FYI: 1 tsp = 5 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml, 1/4 cup = 60 ml


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    We recommend using a weight measurement for serving size; Weight will always be the most accurate serving option. We have a great blog post written by our founder and CEO, Aaron Davidson, regarding data choice and food measurement. Take a look, as it contains some valuable information: https://cronometer.com/blog/6-tips-getting-nutrition-data/
    NCCDB listings typically have the most options for serving sizes (And contain the best data!). We are limited by the information contained in the nutrition facts table when adding serving sizes to the user submitted CRDB listings.
    Once you have measured the weight per mL or set amount of mL (ie. tbsp, Cup, fl oz) for a particular food you can easily add serving size options with the corresponding weights for that food by creating a custom copy of the database listing.
    Select the listing by searching for the food in the foods tab of Cronometer. Choose the settings menu in the top right corner and select "Edit a copy". Then add the convenient serving sizes that are relevant to you. Save this food as a custom food and use this the next time you enter it into your diary.

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