NOTE: This release of the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference has been superseded. The current release is SR27. Access to Release 22 of the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference is provided here for those users who may wish to use it for historical reasons.
This page provides access to Release 22 of the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. You can download the data files and documentation in several different formats for use on your computer. The suggested citation for this database is:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2009. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl
- SR22 documentation describing all the files, their fields and relationships accompanies the database and can be viewed online. The documentation is also included with download files listed below.
Download the database for use on your computer with various software packages:
ASCII (6.5Mb) - This file contains the SR22 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 (17.2Mb) - This file contains the SR22 data imported into a Microsoft Access database. It includes relationships between files and a few sample queries and reports. You need Microsoft Access 2003 or later to use this file.
Abbreviated - This file contains data for all food items, but not all nutrient values--starch, fluoride, betaine, vitamin D2 and D3, added vitamin E, added vitamin B12, alcohol, caffeine, theobromine, phytosterols, individual amino acids, individual fatty acids, or individual sugars are not included.
ASCII (0.7Mb) - delimited file suitable for importing into many programs.
Excel (3.16Mb) - for use with Microsoft Excel, but can also be used by many other spreadsheet programs.
Update Files - Contains updates for those users who have loaded Release 22 into their own computers and wish to do their own updates.