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Release 26

This release of the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference has been superseded. The current release is SR27 Access to Release 26 of the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference is provided here for those users who may wish to use it for historical reasons.

The suggested citation for this database is:

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2013. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl


Full version

  • ASCII (8.6Mb) - This file contains the SR26 data in ASCII (ISO/IEC 8859-1), delimited files. These tables are organized in a relational format, and are best used with a relational database management system (RDBMS), which will allow you to form your own queries of the database and generate custom reports.

  • ACCESS (20.99Mb) - This file contains the SR26 data imported into a Microsoft Access database. It includes relationships between files and a few sample queries and reports. You need Microsoft Access 2003 or later to use this file.

Abbreviated - This file contains data for all food items in SR26, but not all nutrient values--starch, fluoride, betaine, vitamin D2 and D3, added vitamin E, added vitamin B12, alcohol, caffeine, theobromine, phytosterols, individual amino acids, individual fatty acids, or individual sugars are not included.

  • ASCII (1.0Mb; ISO/IEC 8859-1) - delimited file suitable for importing into many programs.

  • Excel (3.2Mb) - for use with Microsoft Excel, but can also be used by many other spreadsheet programs.

Update Files - Contains updates for those users who have loaded Release 25 into their own computers and wish to do their own updates. These files contain the updates between SR25 and SR26 plus the October 2013 revisions.  If you downloaded SR26 prior to October 1, 2013 and wish to update your files with only the October 2013 revisions, a file is available.    One additional change has been discovered since then and is also available in the download and update files.  A file containing the November 2013 revision is available.

  • ASCII (0.5Mb; ISO/IEC 8859-1) - delimited file suitable for import into many programs


Last Modified: 8/29/2014
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