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USDA Compiling Food Composition Data for Over 115 Years
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Date of Issue/Last revision

Product

Notes

1892

Atwater, W.O. and Woods, C.D. InvestigationsUpon the Chemistry and Economy of Foods.Report Connecticut (Storrs) Agric. Expt. Sta. for 1891

 

1896, 1906

U.S. Dept. Agric. Office of Experiment Stations Bull. No. 28, The Chemical Composition of American Food Materials

 

1926

U.S. Dept. Agric. Cir. No. 389, Proximate Composition of Beef

 

1928

U.S. Dept. Agric. Cir. No. 50, Proximate Composition of Fresh Fruits

 

1931

U.S. Dept. Agric. Cir. No. 146, Proximate Composition of Fresh Vegetables

 

1937

  U.S. Dept. Agric. Misc. Publ. No. 275, Vitamin Content of Foods  A summary of the chemistry of vitamins units of measurement, quantitative aspects in human nutrition and occurrence in foods

1940

U.S. Dept. Agric. Cir. No. 549, Proximate Composition of American Food Materials

 

1931, 1941

U.S. Dept. Agric. Cir. No. 183, Factors for Converting Percentages of Nitrogen in Foods and Feeds into Percentages of Protein

 

1945

U.S. Dept. Agric. Misc. Publ. No. 572, Tables of Food Composition in Terms of Eleven Nutrients

 

1950, 1963

U.S. Dept. Agric. Handbook No. 8, Composition of Foods--Raw, Processed, Prepared

 

1951

U.S. Dept. Agric. Handbook No. 29, Folic Acid Content of Foods

 

1955, 1973

U.S. Dept. Agric. Handbook No. 74, Energy Value of Foods BBasis and Derivation

1956

U.S. Dept. Agric. Handbook No. 97, Pantothenic Acid in Foods

1956, 1975

U.S. Dept. Agric. Handbook No. 102, Food Yields

 

1957, 1968

Home Economics Research Report No. 4, Amino Acid Content of Foods

 

1960, 1990 , 2002

Home and Garden Bulletin No. 72

 

1966

ARS 62-13 Procedures for Calculating Nutritive Values of Home-Prepared Foods

 

1969

ARS 61-6 Average Weight of a Measured Cup of Various Foods

 

1973

Home Economics Research Report No. 36, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 in Foods

 

1975

U.S. Dept. Agric. Handbook No. 456, Nutritive Value of American Foods in Common Units

Common units (cups, slices) information is available on Web site SEARCH

1976-1992

Looseleaf Agriculture Handbook No. 8 Series

Released by Food Group

1980-2011

USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Started referring to electronic version of AH-8 as SR.

 

1980

Release 1

 

1982

      "2

 

1983

      "3

 

1984

      "4

 

1985

      "5

 

1987

      "6

 

1988

      "7

 

 

1989

      "8

 

 

1990

      "9

 

 

1993

      "10

 

 

1996

      "11

 

 

1997

      "11-1

 

 

1998

      "12

 

 

1999

      "13

 

 

2001

      " 14

 

2002

      "15

 

2003

      " 16

 

 

2004

      " 16-1

 

 

2004

      " 17

 

 

2005

      " 18

 

 

2006

      " 19

 

 

2007

      " 20

 

 

2008

      " 21

 

 

2009

      " 22

 

 

2010

      " 23

 

 

2011

      " 24

  2012       " 25  

 

 

 

1980 - 1994

Provisional Tables:

Special nutrient tables. Most of the data in these tables has been incorporated into SR.

 

1980

Nutrient Content of Canned, Dried, and Frozen Fruit

 

 

1981

Nutrient Content of Bakery Foods and Related Items

 

 

1981, 1982

Nutrient Content of Beverages

 

 

1982, 1988

Percent Retention of Nutrients in Food Preparation

Available on Web site

 

1983

Amino Acids in Fruits and Vegetables

 

 

1984

Nutrient Content of Fast Foods

 

 

1984, 1989

Fatty Acid and Cholesterol Content of Selected Foods

 

 

1986, 1988

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Other Fat Components in Selected Foods

 

 

1986

Sugar Content of Selected Foods

 

 

1988

Content of Stearic Acid, Total Fat, and Other Fatty Acids in Selected Foods

 

 

1988

Dietary Fiber Content of Selected Foods

 

 

1990, 1994

Vitamin K Content of Foods

Incorporated into SR

 

1991

Vitamin D Content of Foods

Incorporated into SR

 

1992

Selenium Content of Foods

Incorporated into SR

1983

Home Economics Research Report No. 45 Iron Content of Food

 

1985, 1998

Primary Nutrient Dataset (PDS) for USDA Nationwide Food Surveys

Developed to provide nutrients needed for Surveys but missing in AH-8.

1985, 1998

Key Foods

 

1987, 1990

Home Economics Research Report No. 48 Sugar Content of Selected Foods: Individual and Total

 

1989 - 1996

Dial-up Bulletin Board

 

1990

Home and Garden Bulletin No. 233, The Sodium Content of Foods

1990 - 1992

Supplements to the AH 8 Series

Incorporated into SR

1992

Home Page on Internet

 

1993, 1998

USDA - NCC (NCI) Carotenoid Database for U.S. Foods

Incorporated into SR

1995

Selected Foods Containing Trans Fatty Acids

 

1996

SEARCH on Web site linked to SR

Updated with each SR release

1998, 2000

USDA-Iowa State University Database on the Isoflavone Content of Foods

 

2001

Reports by Single Nutrients (for selected foods and nutrients in SR; First released with SR17 )

Updated with each SR release

2002

Software to search the SR database on a handheld personal digital assistant (PDA).

Updated with each SR release

2003

 

 

USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Foods

Download software to search the SR database on a Windows PC

Updated with each SR release

USDA Table of Nutrient Retention Factors, Release 5

 

2004

USDA Database for the Choline Content of Common Foods

 

USDA Database for the Proanthocyanidin Content of Selected Foods

 

USDA National Fluoride Database of Selected Beverages and Foods- 2004

 

2005

USDA National Fluoride Database of Selected Beverages and Foods - Release 2 (2005)

 

2006

USDA Database for the Added Sugars Content of Selected Foods, Release 1

 

Ground Beef Calculator

 

2007

USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods, Release 2.1 (2007)

 

Oxygen Radical Absorbacne Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods

 

USDA Table of Nutrient Retention Factors, Release 6

 

2008

USDA Database for the Choline Content of Common Foods, Release 2

 

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

 

2009

Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database, Release 1

2010

Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods, Release 2

2011

USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods - Release 3

2012

Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database, Release 2

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 25

 

USDA Table of Cooking Yields for Meat and Poultry


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