Categories & ingredients

An overview of the food categories used by Orbisk.

The image recognition technology recognizes most of the ingredients in a photo. There are over 700 ingredients that our monitor can recognize. For example, a distinction is made between a red and a green apple and also between raw and cooked vegetables. 

As there are many questions about the subdivisions we use, we would like to list the 22 categories for you below. For each category, we provide some examples of the ingredients that fall under it.

We also explain the difference between the categories unknown, other and wastage

NOTE: Due to the large number of ingredients, we mention only a few here. Do you have a specific question about an ingredient or parent category? Please contact us at




  • Potato
  • Potato stew
  • French fries
  • Baby potato
  • Potato rosettes
  • Ciabatta sandwich
  • Focaccia sandwich
  • Dark brown sandwich
  • White sandwich
  • Whole light brown bread
  • White bread
  • Baguette
  • Whole light brown bread
  • Breadcrumbs

Bread toppings

Dairy foods


  • Hummus
  • Creamcheese
  • Bacon
  • Salami
  • Tuna salad
  • Yogurt (with fruit)
  • Whipped cream
  • Creme Fraiche
  • cooked egg
  • Omelet
  • Fried egg



Meals and components
  • Green apple
  • Red apple
  • Apricot
  • Dried apricot
  • Peas
  • Mushroom
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Beans
  • Sugar snaps
  • Chicory
  • Rice with filling
  • Rice with sauce and filling
  • Pasta with sauce
  • Risotto
  • Vegetable mix
  • Quiche

Pasta and rice

Juice and dairy drinks


  • Macaroni pasta
  • Rice
  • Pasta noodles / spaghetti
  • Pasta noodles / spaghetti with pieces
  • Milk
  • Chocolate milk
  • Orange juice
  • Quinoa
  • Potato salad
  • Salad with cheese
  • Salad with egg
  • Couscous

Soup & sauce



  • Brown sauce with meat
  • Brown sauce with vegetables
  • White sauce
  • Red sauce with meat
  • Apple sauce
  • Falafel
  • Frikandel
  • Meat croquette
  • Chicken nuggets
  • Pizza 
  • Granola bar
  • White fish filet
  • Mussels



  • Beef
  • Fried chicken
  • Meatball
  • Steak
  • Cookie
  • Crumbed pie
  • Meringue
  • Ice cream
  • Chocolate pie


We would like to explain the categories below separately:

Unknown Other Cutting waste
When an ingredient is not recognised, we use the 'unknown' label.

When an ingredient does not fall under any of the above categories but is recognized, it falls under the 'other' category. Some examples:

  • Breakfast cereals
  • Mixed ingredients
  • Coconut flakes
  • Flour
  • Garnish
  • Oil

All fruit and vegetable peels, eggshells and coffee grounds fall under the cutting waste category.

NOTE: Cutting waste does not count towards the total weight, as this is seen as unavoidable waste.


Are you still left with questions after reading this article? Feel free to send us an e-mail to or call us on +31 302270651.

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