The ingredient search was pretty intuitive to use too. Normally the "search" feature could predict what ingredient I wanted to use. In those cases where the software was unsure, I could just browse a category and find what I was looking for. The database includes close to 7000 ingredients so everything I needed was there. One more click on the "update" button of the analysis screen and voile! I was able to enter Alton Brown's Granola recipe, complete with a detailed analysis of calories, vitamins, minerals, etc EVEN before the granola was out of the oven. I'm impressed!