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

FoodData Central is managed by the Agricultural Research Service and hosted by the National Agricultural Library.

The suggested citation is:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019. fdc.nal.usda.gov.

FoodData Central:
  • Includes five distinct types of data containing information on food and nutrient profiles, each with a unique purpose.
  • Provides a broad snapshot in time of the nutrients and other components found in a wide variety of foods and food products.
  • Presents data that come from a variety of sources and are updated as new information becomes available.
  • Includes values that are derived through a variety of analytic and computational approaches, using state-of-the-art methodologies and transparent presentation.

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