What is it?
The USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference is one of the most comprehensive sources for evaluating the nutrient content of close to
8,000 food items. It is a major source of food composition used by both private and public sectors.
What are the benefits of using the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference?
Eating healthy is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle. By keeping watch of the nutrient content of the food you eat, you can achieve that
goal. People on a strict diet or those who want to lose weight can consult the database on which kinds of food to avoid and which to eat. Those who
are doing the opposite and are trying to gain weight can also take advantage of this database. They can focus on eating the kind of food that helps
them gain lean mass and not just fat. Meal planners can also make the most out of the database by being able to carefully plan out the meals for the
day that includes all the special dietary needs of their clients.
How can I access the database?
It is Free?
The database can be used by everyone free of charge. All you need is a computer with Internet access and you can browse all you like at our website.
How often does the database get updated?
New versions of the database are released as soon as new information have been compiled. Newer versions may add or change the information from the older data, according to current research and studies, so it's always better to keep yourself updated.
Where does the USDA get sources for the database?
Information compiled for the database all come from published and unpublished sources. Published sources include scientific and technical literature,
while the unpublished sources are gathered from the food industry, other government agencies, and research conducted under contracts initiated by USDA
Agricultural Research Service.