Human Nutrition and Food Safety Resources

The Human Nutrition and Food Safety site contained with the National Agricultural Library (NAL) provides a wealth of resources related to human nutrition and food safety, serving as a comprehensive source of information on the nutrients and compounds found in various foods. The library’s extensive collection includes databases, research tools, and educational materials that cover a wide range of topics, such as macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins), micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), phytonutrients (flavanoids and carotenoids), and sweeteners (sugar, honey, and stevia). One of the key resources is the FoodData Central database, which offers detailed information about the nutrient composition of foods. Additionally, the NAL provides nutrient lists from the 2018 USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, preserving legacy data on macronutrients, micronutrients, phytonutrients, and other compounds. The library also offers resources including Food Safety Research Projects Database, a DRI Calculator for Healthcare Professionals to calculate daily nutrient recommendations, and a very interesting page of resources regarding Natural Toxins in Food

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