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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

SR26 - Download Files
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All files are compressed using PKZip, you can view the compressed file and extract the contents using Windows Explorer on your PC. 

Documentation for the database is available either in the main SR26 directory as a PDF file in the download files listed below. The documentation is given as a PDF file. PDF files can be read using the Acrobat reader which is available free. To install a PDF viewer in your web browser read, "Steps to Downloading the Free Acrobat Reader"


Full version

  • ASCII (8.6Mb) - This file contains the SR26 data in ASCII (ISO/IEC 8859-1), 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 (20.99Mb) - This file contains the SR26 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 in SR26, 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 (1.0Mb; ISO/IEC 8859-1) - delimited file suitable for importing into many programs.

  • Excel (3.2Mb) - 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 25 into their own computers and wish to do their own updates. These files contain the updates between SR25 and SR26 plus the October 2013 revisions.  If you downloaded SR26 prior to October 1, 2013 and wish to update your files with only the October 2013 revisions, a file is available.    One additional change has been discovered since then and is also available in the download and update files.  A file containing the November 2013 revision is available.

  • ASCII (0.5Mb; ISO/IEC 8859-1) - delimited file suitable for import into many programs


Last Modified: 12/18/2013
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