Food & Nutrition Database


ESHA's Food & Nutrition Database

The ESHA master food and nutrition database is composed of over 72,000 food items, with data from over 1,800 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.

In addition, we provide several calculated fields, such as the percent calories from fat and niacin equivalents. We also group foods into detailed food categories and add diabetic exchange and MyPlate food group information to database items. Mathematical checks are run on the nutrient information database before each update release to ensure data accuracy and integrity.

The nutritional databases that are shipped with our desktop software products are a custom subset of the ESHA master database. The Genesis R&D database contains all items that are in the Food Processor database, plus nutritional data for chemicals and flavoring agents.

For more information regarding the database, contact our Nutrition team at To make a submission to the database, please click here.

There are many Nutrition Database solutions on the market today which can make it difficult to select the right one for your business. This Nutrition Database eBook provides an overview of what to consider when comparing database solutions.

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