Food composition data (FCD) are detailed sets of information on the nutritionally important components of foods and provide values for energy and nutrients including protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals.
One of the most well known uses of food composition data (FCD) is in the assessment of nutrient intake at the individual, regional, national or international level.
To learn more about what and how food composition data are used please click here.
Food Composition Databases
Food Composition Databases (FCDBs) represent fundamental information resources for nutrition science. Their use, however, is not limited to the field of nutrition science and the public health domain: food industry, legislation and consumers all need and/or use data on food composition.
For a list of our food composition databases available through our webtools please click here.
We provide harmonised and standardised food information through 28 national food composition databases via our FoodEXplorer tool.
We have also developed a recipe calculator for creating food composition data for meals and diets (FoodBasket).