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Food Composition

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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.

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.

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.

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.

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Includes information on allergens, ingredients, food and color additives, food contact substances, and labeling requirements.

USDA. Farm Service Agency.

Gives access to materials about farm commodity administration, crop insurance, credit, environmental, conservation, and emergency assistance programs for farmers and ranchers.