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Offline MightyPizzaOven

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Nutritive Value Foods
« on: January 30, 2013, 09:25:44 AM »
I thought this great document to share ...  I came across it when I was searching for food calories to add to my recipes.

http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Place/12354500/Data/hg72/hg72_2002.pdf

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Re: Nutritive Value Foods
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 11:01:52 AM »
Bert,
There are quite a few nutritional documents like this and they are excellent resources for health conscious individuals. Some of my favorites are: Nutrition Data http://nutritiondata.self.com/ and the USDA Data Base for Standard References http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ and the app I use on my iPhone is Foodwatts–which works nicely as a quick food composition reference.

What is nice about the USDA website is that they are now incorporating phytochemicals (e.g. lycopene, lutin, etc) into their food composition tables. As our knowledge of various nutrients and their role in normal metabolic functions is ever expanding, I would expect this list to grow and eventually an RDA, or more likely Upper Limit, to be ascribed to these chemicals as well.   

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Re: Nutritive Value Foods
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 11:05:33 AM »
Jom, Thank you for sharing these links.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 11:40:09 AM »
I downloaded the app, very useful. Thanks
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Re: Nutritive Value Foods
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2013, 02:17:45 PM »
This is my favorite online source. http://www.whfoods.com/foodstoc.php I own the book and find it an invaluable reference.
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