PRINTED FOOD COMPOSITION TABLES
What are FSANZ's printed food composition tables?
FSANZ has produced several published food composition tables, as follows:
- Composition of Foods, Australia ( Volumes 1-7 ), 1989-95;
- Nutritional Values of Australian Foods; and
- Food for Health.
Please note that Composition of Australian Foods,Nutritional Values of Australian Foods and Food for Health are now out of print however you may be able to obtain copies from local libraries.
These publications are used extensively by dietitians, doctors and other health workers, researchers, educators and anyone in the community concerned about their food intake. All work is copyright and apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 , no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission. To obtain further information concerning reproduction and rights, contact:
The Information Officer
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
55 Blackall Street
BARTON ACT 2600
Telephone: + 61 2 6271 2241
Facsimile: + 61 2 6271 2278
Composition of Foods, Australia (COFA)
COFA is Australia's major, professional reference on nutrient composition for approximately 1800 foods, expressed per 100g edible portion of the food and per common household measure. The 7 volume series provides considerable detail on the description and sampling protocol (where appropriate). There are also additional appendices providing data on fatty acids, amino acids, carbohydrate components and organic acids.
Nutritional Values of Australian Foods
Nutritional Values of Australian Foods was released in 1991. Based on the nutrient composition data made available in Volumes 1-5 of the COFA series and NUTTAB, it brings together almost a decade' s analytical work in a condensed and inexpensive format. Targeted particularly towards teachers and students in the fields of food science, nutrition and biology, it contains data on 1600 Australian foods expressed per 100g edible portion, including nutrient values for 24 nutrients.
Food for Health: A Guide to Good Nutrition
Also released in 1991, Food for Health is targeted towards consumers interested in eating for good health and knowing what foods are the best sources of essential nutrients in the diet. This booklet contains nutrient values for 650 foods, expressed in common household servings. It also includes general advice on healthy eating, lists of foods that make a major contribution to the intake of a specific nutrient such as fat (ranked by their concentration per household measure), and Recommended Dietary Intakes for adults.
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