United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release
Try FoodData Central Full Report (All Nutrients):  11995, Fiddlehead ferns, raw
Food Group: Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Scientific Name:  Matteuccia struthioreris
Carbohydrate Factor: 3.57   Fat Factor:8.37   Protein Factor: 2.44   Nitrogen to Protein Conversion Factor: 6.25  
heading Nutrient Unit
Value per 100 g
# of Data Points Std. Error
Proximates Water g 88.68 5 0.290
Proximates Energy kcal 34 -- --
Proximates Energy kJ 143 -- --
Proximates Protein g 4.55 5 0.010
Proximates Total lipid (fat) g 0.40 5 0.009
Proximates Ash g 0.83 5 0.010
Proximates Carbohydrate, by difference g 5.54 -- --
Minerals Calcium, Ca mg 32 2 --
Minerals Iron, Fe mg 1.31 2 --
Minerals Magnesium, Mg mg 34 2 --
Minerals Phosphorus, P mg 101 2 --
Minerals Potassium, K mg 370 2 --
Minerals Sodium, Na mg 1 2 --
Minerals Zinc, Zn mg 0.83 2 --
Minerals Copper, Cu mg 0.320 2 --
Minerals Manganese, Mn mg 0.510 2 --
Vitamins Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 26.6 5 2.400
Vitamins Thiamin mg 0.020 5 0.001
Vitamins Riboflavin mg 0.210 5 0.013
Vitamins Niacin mg 4.980 5 0.085
Vitamins Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 -- --
Vitamins Vitamin A, RAE µg 181 -- --
Vitamins Retinol µg 0 -- --
Vitamins Carotene, beta 1, 2 µg 2040 8 10.000
Vitamins Carotene, alpha 1, 2 µg 261 8 70.000
Vitamins Vitamin A, IU IU 3617 -- --
Vitamins Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 -- --
Vitamins Vitamin D IU 0 -- --
Lipids Fatty acids, total trans g 0.000 -- --
Lipids Cholesterol mg 0 -- --

Sources of Data

1R J Bushway, A M Wilson Determination of alpha- and beta-carotene in fruit and vegetables by high performance liquid chromatography , 1982 Can Inst Food Sci Technol 15   pp.165-169
2A A Bushway, D V Setteze, D F McGann, R H True, T M Work, R J Bushway Effect of processing method and storage time on the nutrient composition of fiddlehead greens , 1985 J Food Sci 50   pp.1491-1492
Langual Code(s)

  • A1281 1100 VEGETABLES AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTS (USDA SR)
  • B2453 FERN
  • C0144 PLANT ABOVE SURFACE, EXCLUDING FRUIT AND SEED
  • E0150 WHOLE, NATURAL SHAPE
  • F0003 NOT HEAT-TREATED
  • G0003 COOKING METHOD NOT APPLICABLE
  • H0003 NO TREATMENT APPLIED
  • J0003 NO PRESERVATION METHOD USED
  • K0001 PACKING MEDIUM NOT KNOWN
  • M0001 CONTAINER OR WRAPPING NOT KNOWN
  • N0001 FOOD CONTACT SURFACE NOT KNOWN
  • P0024 HUMAN FOOD, NO AGE SPECIFICATION
  • R0001 GEOGRAPHIC PLACE OR REGION NOT KNOWN
  • Z0051 UNRIPE OR IMMATURE