Foods that we eat and their relationship to health

Food databases

This section will describe food databases and their characteristics. All research must document the methods used in arriving at their conclusions. Food databases are sources of information used in food research. They change! Every few years new databases are released.

A good source of food information is essential for research. Fortunately many countries already provide access to databases of food information and today’s software uses that information.

It is important for you to be able to manage this food information on a food by food basis. You may need foods that are not already provided and so need to add them to the database. Some foods may have information you consider inaccurate, you must be able to edit these foods. There is a lot of information available to you in these databases, you must be able to access this information easily and efficiently.

As an introduction to this exciting field we are making available, for free, a food profile utility based on the most recent Canadian food file data. This utility is taken directly from CANDAT. It allows you choose the food you want and to view the nutrient information for different servings. Try it for free by downloading it and installing it on your PC.

The sidebar from this site contains information about food intake research. We also have software which allows food manufacturers to calculate the nutrient values of their foods. This software is presently being used by a large international food manufacturer as a tool to manage the nutrient information of their raw materials and finished products.  If you need information about nutrient declarations and food labeling, please contact us directly using this link. Contact Us

Please continue to view the information on this website, download and use our free utility and feel free to contact us for any information.

Have a look at all the food data available world-wide. Follow the links to Food composition tables for more information.