ESHA's Food & Nutrition Database
Our reputation relies on the accuracy of our nutrition data, and we’ve been around a long time. We don’t just compile data; we make sure it’s correct, exhaustive and includes information you can’t get elsewhere. We do this because we know your business and your reputation rely on us.
The ESHA master database is composed of more than 100,000 ingredients, recipes and other food items, with each item’s nutritional breakdown data for up to 172 proximates (ash, moisture, protein, fat, carbs), vitamins, minerals, and other nutrient components. The nutrition team runs mathematical checks on the nutrient information to ensure data accuracy and integrity. In addition, we provide several calculated nutrient values, such as the percent calories from fat and niacin equivalents.
The data is gathered from more than 1,800 reputable sources, which include the Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies (FNDDS), the latest USDA Standard Reference database, manufacturer’s data, restaurant data, and research articles.
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, flavoring agents and other processing items.
There are many nutrition databases 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.