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How do you find nutrition information for food?

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To find nutrition information, search for a specific food on a nutritional database such as Nutrition.gov or NutritionData.Self.com. Most packaged foods provide nutrition and ingredient labels on the package.

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How do you find nutrition information for food?
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Nutrition.gov offers a link to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Nutrient Database. Search the database by entering a specific food into the search field or by selecting a food group or manufacturer from the drop-down menus. Click on the name of a food to view the nutritional information on a separate page. This database offers highly detailed information about the nutrients in a given food. The information available includes the amounts of calories, protein, fat, carbohydrates and sugar per serving. The page also displays the amounts of key vitamins and minerals as well as the composition of fats.

Self Nutrition Data allows the user to search for specific foods or food categories. Enter a food in the search field to view relevant results. Click on a listed food item to view the nutrition facts. This website lists nutrition data including the amounts of calories, fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving of the food. The website also offers information about the overall composition of the food and whether or not the food is useful for weight loss or gain.

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