About Us

ESHA Research, named for its founders Elizabeth Stewart Hands and Associates, was established in 1981 with the goal of providing a comprehensive nutrition database with few missing values. After three years of extensive nutrition research ESHA released their first program, The Food Processor Nutrition Analysis software.

Today, ESHA’s master food and nutrient database is composed of over 55,000 food items, with data from over 1,700 reputable sources. The data sources include the latest USDA Standard Reference database, manufacturer’s data, restaurant data, and data from literature sources. Each of our 163 nutritional components is individually sourced.

After more than three decades, The Food Processor® Nutrition and Fitness Software remains the nutrition analysis product of choice for dietitians in hospitals, schools, and other institutions as well as in private practices. This comprehensive workhorse has continued to evolve while remaining the favored product on the market.

Our flagship program, Genesis® R&D Food Development and Labeling Software, was released in 1991. The program has been used by 80 percent of the top food producers and developers in the United States for quick and accurate nutrient evaluation, virtual product development, nutrition labeling, and government regulation compliance.

The constantly growing and meticulously maintained food, ingredient, and manufacturing-item database ensures users will have the most accurate nutrient analysis and the most up-to-date nutrition information available, regardless of which software platform is being used. Every day, we add new items, update old items, and check (and double-check) the information.

This is a period of growth for ESHA and we will be introducing new, exciting products in the coming months and years. Check back often for the latest innovations in nutrition analysis software, nutrition databases, workflow utilities, and more.

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