Web sites

Data on grams of protein, fats, carbohydrates (sugars, starches, fiber), vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc. --- in various foods.

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! NOTE ! Like most 'LINKS' pages on the web, there will, no doubt, be
more and more dead links on this page over time. It may be years at a time
before I return to this page to remove dead links and replace some links
with better links. In the meantime, 'WEB SEARCH links' are provided on this page.

Table of Contents:   (links to sections of this page, below)

Note: You can use the 'Find' option of your browser to find keywords on this page,
such as 'vegetable' or 'nut' or 'seed' or 'protein' or 'fat' or 'carb' or 'sugar' or 'starch' or 'fiber'.

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This 'food pyramid' is 'BROKEN' because all the starchy foods
are at the base of the pyramid --- as if they are the most important
foods on which a healthy diet should be based. WRONG!
Vegetables, fruits, and protein foods should be the foundation ---
as the person who marked up this 'classic' food pyramid was trying to suggest.

Nutrition - DATAbase sites

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  • USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference -
    (Much of the data at the site below comes from this U.S. Department
    of Agriculture site. It has a search option much like the one at .
    Select a food category, then enter a food name and click the search button.
    NAL = National Agricultural Library)

  • Nutrition Facts data -
    (This site has the standard data of "Nutrition Facts" food labels, for 1000's
    of foods. The foods are in categories, such as fruits, vegetables,
    legumes[peas and beans], meats, nuts-and-seeds, etc. Much more data, such as

    • bar-chart-like images of "essential proteins" content,
    • data on types of sugars and fats in the foods,
    • moisture content of foods,
    • more precise data than the data on food labels.

    The food 'Search' at the top of each page can be used to view all foods within
    a category. To do so, simply select that category and click on the 'Search' button
    without entering a food name.)

  • Find foods by nutrient -
    (You can use this page to find foods with highest or lowest concentrations of
    specific nutrients. For example, generate a list of low-carbohydrate foods, or
    identify foods from a particular category that are high in protein and low in fat.)

  • Nutrition Facts -
    (Here is another site that has copious "Nutrition Facts" data, by food category.
    But it is no more precise than food labels --- and this site lacks the
    additional data provided at You can use this as a
    "backup" data source.)

  • Finland Food Composition Database -

  • Australia Nutrient Table Database (NUTTAB) -

  • A Danish list of Links to Food Composition Data around the World -

  • United Nations International Directory of Food Composition Databases -
    (FAO = Food and Agriculture Organization)

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Nutrition - DIET PLAN sites

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Nutrition - MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER Articles

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  • We've Got to Stop Eating Like This -
    ("What will it take to transform our diet on a national scale? ...
    The problem is huge and depressingly simple: ... the USDA estimates that
    the average American consumes roughly 2,750 calories per day--a full
    Big Mac beyond its recommendation of 2,200 calories for most children,
    teenage girls, active women, and sedentary men." Read more.)

  • It is hard to decide which articles to put here. There are so many crappy articles on diet --- and there are so many newspaper/magazine/other web sites that are loaded with annoying popups and other nonsense that make their pages load terribly SLOOOOWWWWWWLLLLYYYYYY...

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Nutrition - Data from FOOD PROVIDERS   (distributors)

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Nutrition - BLOG sites

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Nutrition - WEB DIRECTORY sites   (such as DMOZ)

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Bottom of LINKS to NUTRITION-DATA web sites page
--- a HEALTH-category LINKS-page of this site.

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Page was created 2006 Jul. Page was changed 2010 Aug 09.
Page was changed 2015 Jun 25. (Removed dead links to the old Google
and Yahoo 'web-directories'. Added 'WEB SEARCH' links. Added some
links. Removed some dead links.)