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Better nutrition database?

by 560 · November 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Where other than the USDA food database do you get nutrition info from?

I've been using Chronometer a lot lately and they get their data from the same place as nutritiondata.self.com... The USDA food database I think.

This is severely lacking in many of my staples.

Sardines in olive oil - even sardines in water! They only have "canned in oil" which looks to be a generic seed oil.

Green tea? WTF! It has black tea, what about the green stuff?

What about fermented foods?

Maybe more than one type of sweet potato is too much to ask for but does anyone know the low down on purple sweet potato nutrition? Even just the starch/sugar/fiber breakdown... Or even the difference between white flesh and orange flesh varieties?

Where else can we get quality, fairly complete and detailed nutrition info that includes macro breakdown and micronutrients beyond Vitamin C, Calcium, Sodium and Iron? How do you supplement your nutrition data if you're eating common Paleo staples that seem somehow exotic to the USDA food database?

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4338 · November 21, 2013 at 09:23 PM

Did you see the databases i linked to the other day Methodician.

in this question, non USDA food nutrition databases, i linked to a Finnish db & to an ANZ db.

& in my answer i linked to two sites which provide links to other db's around the world.

Just did a quick search for green tea in the Finnish & ANZ db's,

green tea was listed in the Finnish one here, i only found chamomile tea in the ANZ db.

If you find any other good ones post them up or if you find a site with different types of sweet potatoes...

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