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NOTE:  This release of the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference has been superseded.  The current release is SR27Access to Release 15 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. 2002 USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 15 Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, http://www.ars.usda.gov/nuteintdata

SR15 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:

  • Full version 

    • 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.

  • Abbreviated - This file contains data for all food items, but not all nutrient values.

    • 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.

  • Update Files -  Contains updates for those users who have loaded Release 19 into their own computers and wish to do their own updates.

  • ASCII (0.46Mb) - delimited file suitable for import into many programs


Last Modified: 8/29/2014
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