The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nutrient Data Laboratory (NDL), in collaboration with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, National Pork Board, American Lamb Board, and meat scientists at selected universities, has conducted several research studies designed to update and expand nutrient data on retail meat cuts in the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (SR). These studies have provided current and accurate estimates of data to update SR, and the study results have been incorporated into data sets that can be used for nutrient labeling. NDL has developed these data sets, presented in an easy-to-use table format.
The Dietary Supplement Ingredient Database (DSID) provides estimated levels of ingredients in dietary supplement products sold in the United States. These statistically predicted estimates may differ from labeled amounts and are based on chemical analysis of nationally representative products. The DSID was developed by the Nutrient Data Laboratory, US Department of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies. DSID-4 reports national estimates of ingredient content in adult, children’s and non-prescription prenatal multivitamin/mineral (MVMs) and omega-3 fatty acid supplements.
The Nutrient Data Laboratory is responsible for developing authoritative nutrient databases that contain a wide range of food composition values of the nation's food supply. This requires updating and revising the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (SR) and developing various special interest databases. Procedures using food consumption data and nutrient values for developing the Key Foods list are explained. Key Foods have been identified as those food items that contribute up to 75% of any one nutrient to the dietary intake of the US population. These Key Foods will be used to set priorities for nutrient analyses under the National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program.
USDA's Expanded Flavonoid Database for the Assessment of Dietary Intakes, Release 1.1 - December 2015
This database was developed with support from the Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health for flavonoid intake studies. The database is a useful tool for flavonoid intake and health outcome studies for any population globally. It contains data for 29 individual flavonoid compounds in six subclasses of flavonoids for every food in a subset of 2,926 food items which provide the basis for the Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies (FNDDS 4.1). Proanthocyanidins data are not included at the present time. For flavonoid intake data for the U.S. population based on NHANES 2007-08, please refer to the Food Surveys Research Group website.
This database contains data on the isoflavone content of 560 food items. Isoflavones included in the database are daidzein, genistein, glycitein and total isoflavones. Other phytoestrogens (coumestrol, biochanin A, and formononetin) are included as a separate table in the PDF report and in the database.
Agricultural Research Service Culture Collection (NRRL - Northern Regional Research Laboratory) Database
The ARS Culture Collection is one of the largest public collections of microorganisms in the world, containing approximately 93,000 strains of bacteria and fungi. The collection is split into subcollections of molds, prokaryotes, and yeasts. In addition, the online catalog is searchable by genus, species, subvar type, and subspecies.