Food Composition Finders

Nutrient Data Laboratory logo USDA National Nutrient Database Online Search

USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory.

Look up the nutrient value of nearly 8,000 foods in USDA's online searchable databse.

MyFoodapedia logo Food-a-Pedia

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Provides quick access to food information including food groups, calories, and comparison of two foods.

USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory (NDL)

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Home page for NDL, responsible for developing USDA's National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, the foundation of most food and nutrition databases in the US, and used in food policy, research and nutrition monitoring.

USDA Nutrient Lists -Reports by Nutrients

USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory.

The Nutrient Data Laboratory has integrated their Nutrient Lists, previously available here as PDF reports, into their online search program. You can select up to three nutrients for your report from a long list of nutrients, including protein, fat, energy (calories) carbohydrate, fiber, sugar, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folate, cholesterol, fatty acids, various phytonutrients and antioxidants, and more.

USDA Database for the Choline Content of Common Foods - Release 2 (2008)

USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory; University of North Carolina, Department of Nutrition.

Contains values for six choline metabolites.

USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods - Release 3 (2011)

USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory.

Contains values for five subclasses of flavonoids - Flavonols, Flavones, Flavanones, Flavan-3-ols, and Anthocyanidins.

Oxalic Acid Content of Selected Vegetables

USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory.

Table of oxalic acid content of certain vegetables, originally published in Agriculture Handbook No. 8-11, Vegetables and Vegetable Products, 1984.

USDA ARS Phytochemical Database

USDA. ARS. Beltsville Agricultural Research Center.

Contains chemical structure, formula, molecular weight, synonyms, biological activities, and references on a large number of phytochemicals.

USDA Database for the Proanthocyanidin Content of Selected Foods - 2004

USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory.

Contains proanthocyanidin content values for 205 food items.

USDA Database for the Isoflavone Content of Selected Foods - Release 2.0 (2008)

USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory.

Tables list foods alphabetically with the values of the specific isoflavones (daidzein, genistein, glycitein and total isoflavones) in the edible portion of the food. Database includes infant formulas.

USDA National Fluoride Database of Selected Beverages and Foods - Release 2 (2005)

USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory.

Lists the level of fluoride in 400 separate food and beverage items.

Nutrition Information for Raw Fruits, Vegetables and Fish

U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA has created downloadable posters for printing. These posters show nutrition information for the 20 most frequently consumed raw fruits, vegetables, and fish in the United States.

What's In the Foods We Eat Search Tool logo "What's In The Foods You Eat" Search Tool

USDA. ARS. Food Surveys Research Group.

View nutrient profiles for 13,000 foods commonly eaten in the US, using familiar portion sizes that can be adjusted by the user.

USDA Table of Nutrient Retention Factors - Release 6 (2007)

USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory.

Contains the factors for calculating retention of 26 vitamins, minerals and alcohol during food preparation, including folic acid, food folate, beta carotene, alpha carotene, beta cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein/zeaxanthin, and choline.

Food Science and Technology Resources

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Find information and resources related to food standards, microbiology and biotechnology, as well as careers and education in food science.