United States Department of Agriculture
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USDA Food Composition Databases

Visit FoodData Central to access USDA’s new Food and Nutrient Data System. All of these datasets—including the Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies (FNDDS), SR Legacy, and the USDA Branded Food Products Database—have been transitioned to FoodData Central which also includes expanded nutrient content information never before available as well as links to diverse data sources that offer related agricultural, food, health, dietary supplement, and other information. FoodData Central will replace this existing Food Composition Database site in the coming weeks and users will be automatically be redirected to the new web site.

We welcome your questions, feedback and comments about the new FoodData Central system.

Welcome to the USDA Food Composition Databases

This Web site allows you to search the following USDA Food Composition Databases from one location:

  • USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Legacy Release, April 2018
  • USDA Branded Food Products Database

You can search the database by food item, food group, or manufacturer's name to find the nutrient information for your food items. You can also generate lists of foods sorted by nutrient content. In addition, data from the following Special Interest Databases will be shown along with the corresponding food items from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference:

  • Flavonoids, Release 3.3, March 2018)
  • Isoflavones, Release 2.1, November 2015
  • Proanthocyanidins, Release 2.1, March 2018

The USDA Ground Beef Calculator can also be accessed from the same search page.

For more information and documentation on the current version of this database, select from "Documentation and Help" on the main navigation bar above.

The Databases used in this search program are maintained by the Nutrient Data Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center. The web site was jointly developed by the USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory, and the Food and Nutrition Information Center and Information Systems Division of the National Agricultural Library.