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USDA Food Composition Database

The USDA Food Composition Database ( of the Agricultural Research Service’s Nutrient Data Lab contains (i) 9,000 food items from USDA’s National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference with composition information for up to 150 components. The user can retrieve sources of various nutrients, and calculate different fat levels in ground beef; (ii) the USDA Branded Food Products Database, which recently was expanded to include over 77,000 food items under a Public-Private partnership.