USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Updated

Latest Update of USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Released

The latest update of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 27, is available. Each year, new food-nutrient profiles are added to the database, and existing nutrient profiles are updated using data generated by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) through its National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program and collaborations with the food industry and with others. The Internet “dashboard” that users see after launching the online version of the database has been reorganized so that users can more easily select and view food-nutrient profiles from individual food groups. Another new consumer-oriented upgrade allows users to look up the amount of a specific nutrient within any one of the database’s food items. For example, a person whose doctor recommends more dietary fiber might sort all foods by fiber content from highest to lowest. Containing data for more than 8,600 food items, the database is compiled by scientists at the ARS Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center.

Details

For details, contact: David Haytowitz, (301) 504-0714, ARS Nutrient Data Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Beltsville, Maryland.

Photo: A woman using a laptop to access the nutrient database. Link to photo information
ARS has released the 2014 update to its USDA National Nutrient Database.

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