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USDA’s Latest Nutrient Database Profiles 7,500 Foods

October 7, 2009: 02:42 AM EST
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has added 200 entries to the newest version of its big nutrient database, the Standard Reference, Release 22, with information on more than 7,500 food items. Food profiles list as many as 140 components, including vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. For the first time, the database includes 3,000 values for vitamin D content of foods, including 20 species of fish and fortified foods such as milk, orange juice, etc. Restaurant foods were added to the new version, with information on items at family-style restaurants, Latino restaurants and Chinese restaurants.
Rosalie Marion Bliss, "Latest Version of USDA's Premier Nutrient Database Released", Agricultural Research Service, USDA, October 07, 2009, © Agricultural Research Service
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