The following information is from Food Standards Australia New Zealand and is included here with permission.
Easier access to nutrition data is only a click away with the release of the Australian Food Composition Database. The database (previously called NUTTAB) has had a makeover including an improved web interface and enhanced search. We’ve also introduced:
- custom serve sizes to help users easily calculate the nutrient content based on what they eat (any gram or millilitre amount)
- new data for foods such as milk and bread; and new foods added such as rocket, quinoa, oat and rice milk, gluten free flour and pasta, and green tea
- a unique code (the Public Food Key) which replaces the previously used Food ID
- a core set of nutrients for all foods, which means that every food in the database will have a value for at least these 54 nutrients.
Access the database at www.foodstandards.gov.au/afcd