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(April 2014)

NUTTAB 2010 contains nutrient data for 2668 foods available in Australia and up to 245 nutrients per food.

What’s in NUTTAB 2010?

  • Data from nutrient analysis undertaken in 2006 and 2008 for a range of foods and nutrients.
  • Iodine, sodium, fat and fatty acid data from nutrient analysis undertaken in 2009.
  • Beef, lamb, mutton and veal data provided by Meat and Livestock Australia.
  • Pork data provided by Australian Pork Limited.
  • Game meat data (i.e. buffalo, venison, emu, rabbit, ostrich etc.) provided by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.
  • Data on liquids reported on a per 100 mL basis.
  • Separate files for Indigenous foods, vitamin D and amino acids – but note that tryptophan is also included in the main nutrient data files.
  • Trans fatty acid data, reported for the first time in NUTTAB and published as a separate file.
  • Different fat factors to calculate fatty acids in some seafoods.
  • Data for commercial food additives and infant foods have been removed.
NUTTAB 2010 is available free of charge in two formats—online as a searchable database—and as electronic database files.
The searchable database is for people who want to browse and search for information about a specific food or nutrient.
The electronic database files—provided in .txt and .tab formats—are for people who want to load information directly into specialised databases or into Microsoft Excel™ spreadsheets for manipulation.
We have also generated some additional data files (in Microsoft Excel™) for specific foods and nutrients. Nutrient data files for vitamin D, amino acids (including some original tryptophan values) and trans fatty acids have been provided separately, due to the limited data available for these nutrients and, for vitamin D, concerns about the currently available analytical methods and results. Likewise, data on Indigenous foods have been provided in a separate Indigenous foods data file.

Industry provided data

In 2013, FSANZ received new composite data for total dietary fibre, soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch in a range of foods. The analyses for these foods were conducted by Grain Growers Ltd with support from Goodman Fielder Ltd and Ingredion ANZ Pty Ltd. FSANZ did not provide any funding for these analyses. Nor was FSANZ involved with the collection of samples, quality assurance processes or data validation. FSANZ has only provided food names to reflect more closely the foods that made up each composite sample that was analysed. The original food sample details, including preparation, are included in the total dietary fibre, soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch data file (resistant starch and fibre data.xls). The data are reported on a per 100g edible portion basis and where possible, FSANZ has also included a matching NUTTAB2010 food name and ID. FSANZ would like to thank Goodman Fielder, Grain Growers Ltd and Ingredion ANZ Pty Ltd for making this data available.

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