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USDA Releases Updated Nutrient Database

15 November 2012


US - The USDA has released an updated version of its National Nutrient Database which contains data on 8,194 food items and up to 146 food components.

Updated or added foods include frozen chicken tenders, barbecue rotisserie, chicken (breast, drumstick, thigh, wing, and back (with and without skin), sliced ready-to-eat luncheon meats (bologna, chicken, and salami), and bacon (regular, low-sodium and pre-cooked) and frozen meat and cheese lasagna.

A study was also conducted to obtain nutrient values for specific cuts of raw Australian beef, veal, and lamb as well as the nutrient composition of whole turkeys.

The National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference is the foundation of most food and nutrition databases in the U.S. and used in food policy, research and nutrition monitoring.

To access the database click here

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