Food Composition

USDA. Nutrient Data Laboratory.

FoodData Central is an integrated data system that provides expanded nutrient profile data and links to related agricultural and experimental research.  FoodData Central handout available for sharing.

USDA. Nutrient Data Laboratory.

Nutrient Lists are available in the following static formats: Adobe portable document format (pdf), comma separated values (csv) and Microsoft Office Excel (xlsx).  Search the Standard Reference Legacy database.

HHS, Food and Drug Administration

All TDS foods are analyzed for elements, pesticides, industrial chemicals, and radionuclides. Certain foods are analyzed for mercury. Refer to the food/analyte matrix on the Foods and Analytes page of this website to determine which TDS foods are analyzed for each analyte group.

USDA. Nutrient Data Laboratory.

The mission of the Methods and Application of Food Composition Laboratory (MAFCL) is to identify critical food composition needs for researchers, policymakers, food producers and consumers.

American Society for Nutrition

Summaries of essential facts about nutrients: food sources, diet recommendations, deficiencies, toxicity, clinical uses, recent researches, and references for further information on micro- and macronutrients.

Find resources and links to information about a variety of foods and commodities, including many fruits and vegetables.

Resources on Macronutrients, Phytonutrients, Vitamins & Minerals


  • Macronutrients - includes general and specific resources on carbohydrates, proteins, fiber, fats and cholesterol, water, as well as interactive tools.
  • Phytonutrients - includes general information, government-related sites, and resources on specific phytonutrients such as tea, lycopene, and phytoestrogens.
  • Vitamins and Minerals - includes general information as well as resources for specific vitamins and minerals.