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Australian Food Composition Database

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​(January 2022​​​)

Welcome to the Australian Food Composition Database!

The Australian Food Composition Database​ is a reference database that contains data on the nutrient content of Australian foods. It is referred to as a reference database because it contains mostly analysed data. Only a small proportion of data in the database come from other sources such as recipe calculations, food labels, imputing from similar foods or by borrowing from other countries. 

Release 2 of the Australian Food Composition Database contains nutrient data for 1,616 foods available in Australia and up to 256 nutrients per food. It is our most recent reference database with data preparation completed in 2021.


This database used to be called NUTTAB. The name was changed to make it clear what the database contains.

What is new in Release 2?​

Since the publication of Release 1, we have commissioned eight laboratory analyses which have generated new data for 114 foods. This data has now been validated and incorporated into Release 2 to:

  • Update existing data for highly consumed foods such as bread, fruits, cereals, yoghurts, and poultry.
  • Provide data for foods which have not previously been published in our reference database such as nut based beverages, and plant based meat alternatives.

Further detail of all data which has been updated since Release 1 or is reported for the first time in Release 2 is available in the Food group information​ file.


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