USDA Nutrient Database Gets an Update

October 15, 2014 Edited by  
Filed under Consumer awareness, Dietary Patterns


Are you on a need-to-know basis about the nutrient content of your foods?

Chances are, if you are a nutrition blog reader, you are also a label reader.

But what do you do when your favorite foods don’t feature the Nutrition Facts panel? Foods like fruits, vegetables, some meats and other whole foods may not have the familiar food label.

If you’re curious about the nutrient content of these foods, check out the USDA Nutrient Database. This database is maintained by the USDA’s Agriculture Research Service (ARS) and was just recently updated for its 27th version.

The database houses comprehensive nutrient information for tens of thousands of foods. You can sort foods by nutrient or food groups to learn the ins and outs of what is really in your food.

To get started exploring your foods, check out the newly updated USDA Nutrient Database available by clicking here.

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