Nutrition Database Licensing
What You Get
ESHA offers a variety of database packages to meet your needs. Customers are provided a snapshot of our database to use in developing their own application. Our database can easily be integrated with custom database and standard software applications for a variety of uses and industries, saving customers time and money in development and research. Database packages are based on the number of foods and nutrients selected.
Select from a range of nutrition components including Core Nutrients, Vitamins, Minerals, Diabetic Exchanges, and MyPlate Groups.
Choose one or more food databases including ESHA’s Consumer database, USDA Standard Reference, US Manufacturers, US Restaurants, and databases from Canada, and the United Kingdom. An extensive Activity database is also available.
ESHA’s database includes a wide range of generic and brand name foods and ingredients and is compiled from a variety of reputable sources including the latest USDA Standard Reference database, manufacturer’s data, and data from restaurants.
While many databases focus on quantity and crowdsourced data, we’ve chosen to focus on quality and customer needs. ESHA data is relied on by most of the top food companies and professionals in the world. All data that ESHA collects is run through a variety of visual and electronic mathematical checks to ensure accuracy and integrity. Sources are contacted to reconcile any questionable data. Data that cannot be reconciled is not added to the database.
The ESHA database provides several calculated fields, such as the percent calories from fat and total unsaturated fat, as well as diabetic exchanges and MyPlate food group information to database items. In addition, we provide faceted naming structures, and food categories and characteristics tags, useful for designing more efficient searching and data organizing. Our ongoing database maintenance includes removing outdated foods, adding new foods and updating existing foods, to keep current with the ever-changing food market.