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Pehrsson, Pamela R
Research Leader
Beltsville MD 20705

The mission of the Nutrient Data Laboratory is to provide leadership and to promote international cooperation in the development of authoritative nutrient databases and state of the art methods to acquire, evaluate, compile and disseminate composition data on foods available in the United States.

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference 

Other Databases and Reports

Monitoring Sodium Levels in Commercially Processed and Restaurant Foods
Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Dataset for What We Eat In America, NHANES (Survey-SR)
Nutritive Value of Foods (Home and Garden Bulletin No. 72).  Revised October 2002.
Cooking Yield and Nutrient Retention Factors

Special Interest Databases:

  • Choline, Release 2 (2008)
  • Flavonoid Databases
    • Flavonoids, Release 3.2 (September 2015)
    • Isoflavones, Release 2 (2008)
    • Proanthocyanidins, Release 2 (2015)
    • Expanded Flavonoid Database for the Assessment of Dietary Intakes
  • Fluoride, Release 2 (2005)
  • Oxalic Acid Content of Selected Vegetables
  • Key Foods
  • Food Composition Classics
  • Articles and Presentations by NDL Staff

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