Variables for My Diet Problem

Variables for My Diet Problem

September 17, 2018 0 By admin

Intro

Tonight I will be going through the variables I will be using for my diet problem. That will set the stage for the solver so that I can appropriately determine what to grow and how much of each thing. Those variables are of course the amounts of vegetables, fruits, herbs etc that I will need to grow to support my lifestyle. That again as I have mentioned many times drives the entire project needs.


My Food Panty

Below is the table of food items that I would like to potentially grow. It is a fairly ambitious list and more than likely some items maybe cut. Items like coffee(which would be sooo awesome to grow!), plantains, avocados, etc. might not work due to size and resource requirements. So the list will be scrubbed down to more essential items required for nutrition and that are more achievable. Also next to the items are many times the prep type so there are few multiples due to consuming them in different ways. There are 60 items in all with 3 being eggs, crayfish, and perch. So those would be animals/fish I will need to raise.

One other thing to point out is I have nutrient values for all of these so that I can have numbers for the solver. Those numbers come from the USDA National Nutrient Database. It is a very exhaustive and great resoure for this task. It has more nutrients listed than I have ever heard of and it also has a ton of food items. I really enjoyed using it and I hope you do too.

Variables for the Problem

The variables of my problem will be the amount of each of the plants I will need to grow for my desired nutrient density. This will be determined by using the proper constraint equations and also the correct constants. Those constants are going to be a rate of sqft/nutrient density. for each nutrient and plant. The variables are going to be two dimensional. This problem will be minimized. The smaller number the more efficient my operation. I will also be able to get the number of each plant to grow!
Food Item
Almonds(raw)
Apple(raw)
Arugula(raw)
Avocado(raw)
Banana(raw)
Basil(dried)
Black Beans(boiled)
Blueberries(raw)
Broccoli(raw)
Brussel Sprouts(boiled)
Cauliflower(raw)
Celery(raw)
Chia Seeds(dried)
Chickpea(boiled)
Chili powder
Cilantro(raw)
Cinnamon(ground)
Cloves
Corn
Coffee(ground/brewed)
Crawfish(tail)
Cucumber(raw, peeled)
Cumin
Curry powder
dill weed(dried)
Egg(fried)
Garlic(raw)
ginger root(raw)
Ginger(ground)
Grapefruit(raw, red)
Green Pepper(Sweet, sauteed)
Jalapeno (raw)
Jeruselm Artichoke(raw)
Kale(boiled)
Kale(raw)
Lemon(juice raw)
Lime(juice raw)
Marjoram(dried)
Mustard Seeds(ground)
Nutmeg(ground)
Okra(boiled)
Okra(raw)
Olive Oil
Peaches(yellow)
Pecans
Peppermint(fresh)
Perch(cooked)
Plantains(fried)
Red pepper(sweet, sauteed)
Romaine Lettuce
Rutabega(raw)
Spinach(raw)
Spirulina(dried)
Spirulina(raw)
Strawberries(raw)
Sunflower seeds(dried)
Sweet Potato(boiled)
Swiss Chard(raw)
Tomato(raw)
turmeric(ground)
Turnip(raw)
Walnuts(raw)
Watermelon(raw)
Total Result


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