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Release 18

NOTEThis release of the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference has been superseded.  The current release is SR28Access to Release 18 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. 2005. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 18. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, /ba/bhnrc/ndl 

SR18 documentation describing all the files, their fields and relationships.  A copy also accompanies each of the download files below. 

Full version 

Abbreviated - This file contains data for all food items, but not all nutrient values--individual fatty acids, amino acids, alcohol, caffeine, theobromine, phytosterols, starch, individual sugars and vitamin D are not included.

Update Files -  Contains updates for those users who have loaded Release 17 into their own computers and wish to do their own updates.