How can I find information about a specific nutrient?

Information about nutrients can be found at Vitamins and Minerals. Also, find reports on foods containing common nutrients from the USDA NDL at Food Composition > USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory > Reports by Single Nutrients.

The single nutrient reports are provided in 2 formats:

  1. Sorted alphabetically by Food Description (select A)
  2. Sorted (high to low) by Content Per Common Measure (select W)

For more information on select nutrients, including many vitamins and minerals, see Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets provided by the NIH ODS. In addition, the Oregon State University Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center provides vitamin and mineral fact sheets.

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