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Food Composition

Find information about the nutrients and compounds in food, including macronutrients, micronutrients, phytonutrients, and sweeteners. Browse food composition databases, nutrient functions, commodity foods, and more.

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FoodData Central

Information about the nutrients and components in foods is available in this USDA database.

Methods and Application of Food Composition Laboratory (MAFCL) Food Databases

USDA's MAFCL provides data for nutrient retention factors, cooking yields and various food components, including choline, isoflavones, iodine and fluoride.

Nutrient Lists from Standard Reference Legacy (2018)

Legacy food composition data for macronutrients, micronutrients, phytonutrients, and other compounds from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference is preserved in these lists.

Food Components

Nutrient Information and Databases

International Food Composition Databases

Research & Promotion Programs

Learn about USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service research and promotion boards which provide education and outreach for commodity foods including peanuts, popcorn, eggs, avocados, and more.

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