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Food Composition

A display of healthy and nutritional foods sitting atop food nutrtion labels

Food Composition
USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.
Provides general information, regulations, and answers to frequently asked questions. Includes links to resources on specific food items.

U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Gives nutritional information on over 8,000 foods and allows for side-by-side comparisons of two foods.

Welcome to the National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory.
Offers a searchable database with nutrient information on over 8,000 foods which can be searched by major food group (e.g., beverages), food item (e.g., butter), or nutrient (e.g., protein). Developed for researchers and food industry professionals.

Nutrition Facts Label Programs & Materials
DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Provides access to educational materials that make it easy to understand and use the Nutrition Facts Label.

Dietary Supplement Label Database
DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements and The National Library of Medicine.
Contains a searchable database of all of the dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S. Retrieves general product descriptions, directions for use, nutritional breakdowns, and manufacturers' contact information, all from the product labels. Developed for researchers and scientists.

Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database
DHHS. NIH. Office of Dietary Supplements; USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory.
Presents data files for nutrition researchers to calculate the amounts of active nutrients in supplements. Includes a scientific calculator to predict the levels of vitamins and minerals for representative products for adults and children.

Food Ingredient and Packaging Inventories
DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.
Collects searchable databases addressing many issues of food composition, additives, packaging, and regulation.

Ingredients, Packaging & Labeling
DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.
Includes information on allergens, ingredients, food and color additives, food contact substances, and labeling requirements.