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Food Chem. 2018 Jan 1;238:101-110. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.12.066. Epub 2016 Dec 21.

The New Zealand Food Composition Database: A useful tool for assessing New Zealanders' nutrient intake.

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1
The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited, Private Bag 11600, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. Electronic address: Subathira.Sivakumaran@plantandfood.co.nz.
2
The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited, Private Bag 11600, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. Electronic address: Lee.Huffman@plantandfood.co.nz.
3
The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited, Private Bag 11600, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. Electronic address: Siva.Sivakumaran@plantandfood.co.nz.

Abstract

A country-specific food composition databases is useful for assessing nutrient intake reliably in national nutrition surveys, research studies and clinical practice. The New Zealand Food Composition Database (NZFCDB) programme seeks to maintain relevant and up-to-date food records that reflect the composition of foods commonly consumed in New Zealand following Food Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations/International Network of Food Data Systems (FAO/INFOODS) guidelines. Food composition data (FCD) of up to 87 core components for approximately 600 foods have been added to NZFCDB since 2010. These foods include those identified as providing key nutrients in a 2008/09 New Zealand Adult Nutrition Survey. Nutrient data obtained by analysis of composite samples or are calculated from analytical data. Currently >2500 foods in 22 food groups are freely available in various NZFCDB output products on the website: www.foodcomposition.co.nz. NZFCDB is the main source of FCD for estimating nutrient intake in New Zealand nutrition surveys.

KEYWORDS:

Analytical programme; FOODfiles; Food analysis; Food composition data; INFOODS; New Zealand Food Composition Database

PMID:
28867079
DOI:
10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.12.066
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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