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USDA Releases Updated National Nutrient Database

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

(American Meat Institute)

USDA has released an updated version of its National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 25 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.

The database is accessible here: http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=8964



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