NOTE: This release of the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference has been superseded. The current release is SR27. Access to Release 16-1 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. 2004. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 16-1. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, http://www.ars.usda.gov/nuteintdata
SR16-1 documentation describing all the files, their fields and relationships. A copy also accompanies each of the download files below.
Download files for use on your own computer:
ASCII (4.4Mb) - This file contains the SR17 data in ASCII, delimited files. These tables are organized in a relational format, and are best used with a relational database management system (RDBMS), which will allow you to form your own queries of the database and generate custom reports.
ACCESS (14.7Mb) - This file contains the SR17 data imported into a Micrsoft Access database. It includes relationships between files and a few sample queries and reports. You need Micrsoft Access 2000 or later to use this file.
ASCII (0.75Mb) - delimited file suitable for importing into many programs.
Excel (1.5Mb) - for use with Micrsoft Excel, but can also be used by many other spreadsheet programs.