Food Nutrition Value Database

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The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (SR) is the major source of food composition data in the United States. It provides the foundation for most food composition databases in the public and private sectors.

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As information is updated, new versions of the database are released. This version, Release 28 (SR28), contains data on 8,789 food items and up to 150 food components. It replaces SR27, initially issued in August 2014 and revised in May 2015.

Updated data have been published electronically on the USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory (NDL) website since 1992. SR28 includes composition data for all the food groups and nutrients published in the 21 volumes of “Agriculture Handbook 8” (US Department of Agriculture 1976-92), and its four supplements (US Department of Agriculture 1990-93), which superseded the 1963 edition (Watt and Merrill, 1963). SR28 supersedes all previous releases, including the printed versions, in the event of any differences. In July 2001, when NDL converted to a new version of its Nutrient Databank System (NDBS), formats were changed and fields added to improve the descriptive information for food items and the statistical information about the nutrient values. While data in previous releases have been moved to the new NDBS, they may not have been updated through the complete system. Therefore, many of these new fields contain data only for those items that have been processed through the new NDBS and it will take a number of years before they are populated for all food items in the database.

As part of this upgrade and in various modifications to the NDBS performed since then, various checks have been built into the system to ensure data integrity and quality control. Additional checks are performed after the SR files have been disseminated from the NDBS. These checks include making sure that, to the extent possible, all fields are complete.

Another check is to make sure that various calculations are completed and correct, such as calculating carbohydrate by difference; calculating energy by multiplying protein, fat and carbohydrate by the appropriate factors; and calculating vitamin A from individual carotenoids. Other checks include making sure that values for related nutrients are complete. For example, if there are individual fatty acids, there should also be values for total saturated fatty acids, total monounsaturated fatty acids, and total polyunsaturated fatty acids. With some adaptation, the procedures described in FAO/INFOODS Guidelines for Checking Food Composition Data prior to the Publication of a User Table / Database (FAO/INFOODS, 2012) and Ahuja and Perloff (2008) have been used. Nutrient values are also compared from release to release to make sure any changes in the values can be explained. Reasons for these changes include new data generated by the National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program (NFNAP) analyses or provided by manufacturers, reformulations by the manufacturer, better food sampling, and changes in weighting based on market share data. Quality control procedures associated with the analytical data are described in the discussion of NFNAP under Notes on Foods.

Date Created

2016-05-03

Last Modified

2016-05-20

Version

2016-05-20

Update Frequency

Annual

Temporal Coverage

2016-05-03 to 2017-04-30

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs => United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Source License URL

John Snow Labs Standard License

Source License Requirements

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

Food Calorie Lookup, Nutrition, Healthy Food, Nutrition Data, Nutritious Food, Nutritional Information, USDA Nutrient Database, Food Nutrition

Other Titles

Food Nutrition Value Database, USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard

Name Description Type Constraints
NDB_No5-digit Nutrient Databank number that uniquely identifies a food item.stringrequired : 1
Short_Description60-character abbreviated description of food item.stringrequired : 1
Water_In_GramsWater grams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Energy_In_Kilogram_CalorieFood energy kilocalories per 100 gramsintegerlevel : Ratio
Protein_In_GramsProtein in grams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Lipid_Tot_In_GramsTotal lipid (fat) in grams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Ash_In_GramsAsh in in grams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Carbohydrate_In_GramsCarbohydrate, by difference in in grams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Fiber_TD_In_GramsTotal dietary fiber in in grams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Sugar_Tot_In_GramsTotal sugars in in grams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Calcium_In_MiligramsCalcium in milligrams per 100 gramsintegerlevel : Ratio
Iron_In_MiligramsIron in milligrams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Magnesium_In_MiligramsMagnesium in milligrams per 100 gramsintegerlevel : Ratio
Phosphorus_In_MiligramsPhosphorus in milligrams per 100 gramsintegerlevel : Ratio
Potassium_In_MiligramsPotassium in milligrams per 100 gramsintegerlevel : Ratio
Sodium_In_MiligramsSodium in milligrams per 100 gramsintegerlevel : Ratio
Zinc_In_MiligramsZinc in milligrams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Copper_In_MiligramsCopper in milligrams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Manganese_In_MiligramsManganese in milligrams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Selenium_In_MicrogramsSelenium in milligrams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Vit_C_In_MiligramsVitamin C in milligrams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Thiamin_In_MiligramsThiamin in milligrams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Riboflavin_In_MiligramsRiboflavin in milligrams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Niacin_In_MiligramsNiacin in milligrams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Panto_Acid_In_MiligramsPantothenic acid in milligrams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Vit_B6_In_MiligramsVitamin B6 in milligrams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Folate_Tot_In_MicrogramsFolate, total in micrograms per 100 gramsintegerlevel : Ratio
Folic_Acid_In_MicrogramsFolic acid in micrograms per 100 gramsintegerlevel : Ratio
Food_Folate_In_MicrogramsFood folate in micrograms per 100 gramsintegerlevel : Ratio
Folate_DFE_In_MicrogramsFolate (μg dietary folate equivalents/100 g)integerlevel : Ratio
Choline_Tot_In_MiligramsCholine, total in miligrams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Vit_B12_In_MicrogramsVitamin B12 in micrograms per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Vit_A_In_International_UnitVitamin A (IU/100 g)numberlevel : Ratio
Vit_A_In_Retinol_Activity_EquivalentsVitamin A (μg retinol activity equivalents/100g)integerlevel : Ratio
Retinol_In_MicrogramsRetinol in micrograms per 100 gramsintegerlevel : Ratio
Alpha_Carot_In_MicrogramsAlpha-carotene in micrograms per 100 gramsintegerlevel : Ratio
Beta_Carot_In_MicrogramsBeta-carotene in micrograms per 100 gramsintegerlevel : Ratio
Beta_Crypt_In_MicrogramsBeta-cryptoxanthin in micrograms per 100 gramsintegerlevel : Ratio
Lycopene_In_MicrogramsLycopene in micrograms per 100 gramsintegerlevel : Ratio
Lut_And_Zea_In_MicrogramsLutein+zeazanthin in micrograms per 100 gramsintegerlevel : Ratio
Vit_E_In_MiligramsVitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) in miligrams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Vit_D_In_MicrogramsVitamin D in micrograms per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Vit_D_In_International_UnitVitamin D (IU/100 g)integerlevel : Ratio
Vit_K_In_MicrogramsVitamin K (phylloquinone) in micrograms per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
FA_Sat_In_GramsSaturated fatty acid in grams per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
FA_Mono_In_GramsMonounsaturated fatty acids in micrograms per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
FA_Poly_In_GramsPolyunsaturated fatty acids in micrograms per 100 gramsnumberlevel : Ratio
Cholesterol_In_MiligramsCholesterol in miligrams per 100 gramsintegerlevel : Ratio
Gram_Weight_1First household weight for this item from the Weight file.numberlevel : Ratio
Gram_Weight_Descritpion_1Description of household weight number 1string-
Gram_Weight_2Second household weight for this item from the Weight file.numberlevel : Ratio
Gram_Weight_Description_2Description of household weight number 2.string-
Refuse_PercentPercent refuse.integerlevel : Ratio
NDB_NoShort_DescriptionWater_In_GramsEnergy_In_Kilogram_CalorieProtein_In_GramsLipid_Tot_In_GramsAsh_In_GramsCarbohydrate_In_GramsFiber_TD_In_GramsSugar_Tot_In_GramsCalcium_In_MiligramsIron_In_MiligramsMagnesium_In_MiligramsPhosphorus_In_MiligramsPotassium_In_MiligramsSodium_In_MiligramsZinc_In_MiligramsCopper_In_MiligramsManganese_In_MiligramsSelenium_In_MicrogramsVit_C_In_MiligramsThiamin_In_MiligramsRiboflavin_In_MiligramsNiacin_In_MiligramsPanto_Acid_In_MiligramsVit_B6_In_MiligramsFolate_Tot_In_MicrogramsFolic_Acid_In_MicrogramsFood_Folate_In_MicrogramsFolate_DFE_In_MicrogramsCholine_Tot_In_MiligramsVit_B12_In_MicrogramsVit_A_In_International_UnitVit_A_In_Retinol_Activity_EquivalentsRetinol_In_MicrogramsAlpha_Carot_In_MicrogramsBeta_Carot_In_MicrogramsBeta_Crypt_In_MicrogramsLycopene_In_MicrogramsLut_And_Zea_In_MicrogramsVit_E_In_MiligramsVit_D_In_MicrogramsVit_D_In_International_UnitVit_K_In_MicrogramsFA_Sat_In_GramsFA_Mono_In_GramsFA_Poly_In_GramsCholesterol_In_MiligramsGram_Weight_1Gram_Weight_Descritpion_1Gram_Weight_2Gram_Weight_Description_2Refuse_Percent
35084OIL,WALRUS (ALASKA NATIVE)0900010000000026001200
06996GRAVY,CAMPBELL'S,AU JUS97.881.6900.503900059.25 cup0
35087OIL,WHALE,BOWHEAD (ALASKA NATIVE)090001000000000028100
14439WATER,BTLD,NON-CARBONATED,NAYA1000000.10420129.61 fl oz0
35092WILLOW,LEAVES IN OIL (ALASKA NATIVE)285922.6610.38.11.3580
16260SILK ORIGINAL CREAMER86.2910006.670.386.670000670000151 tbsp0
06317GRAVY,CAMPBELL'S,BF,FAT FREE91.1251.6902.25.0805080059.25 cup0
06600PACE,GRN TACO SAU90.725003.056.256.2562500161 serving162 tbsp0
16262SILK HAZELNUT CREAMER72.9513306.670.38200200067200000151 tbsp0
35059OWL,HORNED,FLESH,RAW (ALASKA NATIVE)71.313622.7510164.82183500