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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

USDA Special Interest Databases on Flavonoids
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USDA has published several Special Interest Databases (SID) on flavonoids, which are presented below.  These databases were released separately as data became available.  It is anticipated that they will be combined into one database in the future.  You will need the Adobe Acrobat viewer to view the reports accompanying each SID. The databases are:


USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods, Release 3.1 (December 2013)

The database contains values for 506 food items for five subclasses of flavonoids:

  • FLAVONOLS: Quercetin, Kaempferol, Myricetin, Isorhamnetin
  • FLAVONES: Luteolin, Apigenin
  • FLAVANONES: Hesperetin, Naringenin, Eriodictyol
  • FLAVAN-3-OLS: (+)-Catechin, (+)-Gallocatechin, (-)-Epicatechin, (-)-Epigallocatechin, (-)-Epicatechin 3-gallate, (-)-Epigallocatechin 3-gallate, Theaflavin, Theaflavin 3-gallate, Theaflavin 3'-gallate, Theaflavin 3,3' digallate, Thearubigins
  • ANTHOCYANIDINS: Cyanidin, Delphinidin, Malvidin, Pelargonidin, Peonidin, Petunidin 

  •  USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods. Release 3.1 (May 2014)  pdficon.gif (1027 bytes)
  • Flav_R03-1.mdb - This file contains the Flavonoid Database imported into a MS Access database.  In addition to the summary values in the above table, a separate file containing the individual values used to calculate the summary values is included.  It includes relationships between files.  You need MS Access 2003 to use this file.  Download the USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods for full documentation.  The file structure is the same as that of the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. 


USDA Database for the Isoflavone Content of Selected Foods, Release 2.0

This database contains data on the isoflavone content of 557 food items.  Isoflavones included in the database are daidzein, genistein, glycitein and total isoflavones.  Other phytoestrogens (coumestrol, biochanin A, and formononetin) are included as a separate table in the PDF report and in the database.   

  • USDA Database for the Isoflavone Content of Selected Foods, Release 2.0 
  • Isoflav_R2.mdb - This file contains the Isoflavone Database imported into a MS Access database.  It includes relationships between files.  You need MS Access 2000 or later versions to use this file.  Download the USDA Database for the Isoflavone Content of Selected Foods for full documentation.  The file structure is the same as that of the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.


USDA Database for the Proanthocyanidin Content of Selected Foods - 2004

This database was created through a collaborative effort between the Nutrient Data Laboratory, USDA-ARS and the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center, USDA-ARS.

The database contains values for 205 food items for the following proanthocyanidins groups:

  • Monomers
  • Dimers
  • Trimers
  • 4-6 mers (tetramers, pentamers and hexamers
  • 7-10 mers (heptamers, octamers, nonamers and decamers
  • Polymers (DP>10)  

  • USDA Database for the Proanthocyanidin Content of Selected Foods  
  • PA.mdb - This file contains the Proanthocyanidin Database imported into a MS Access database.  It includes relationships between files.  You need MS Access 2000 to use this file.  Download the USDA Database for the Proanthocyanidin Content of Selected Foods for full documentation.  The file structure is the same as that of the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. 


USDA's Expanded Flavonoid Database for the Assessment of Dietary Intakes - September 2014

The database was developed with support from the Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health for flavonoid intake studies.  The database is a useful tool  for flavonoid intake and health outcome studies for any population globally.  It contains data for 29 individual flavonoid compounds in six subclasses of flavonoids for every food in a subset of 2926 food items which provide the basis for the Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies (FNDDS 4.1).  Proanthocyanidins data are not included at the present time.  For flavonoid intake data for the U.S. population based on NHANES 2007-08, please refer to the Food Surveys Research Group web site.     

Documentation and Users Guide

  • FDB-EXP.accdb - This file contains USDA's Expanded Flavonoid Database for the Assessment of Dietary Intakes imported into a MS Access database.  It includes relationships between files.  You need MS Access 2007 to use this file.  The file structure is the same as that of the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. 


 


Last Modified: 10/9/2014
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