Prepared for the United States Deportment of Agriculture
Here is the largest, most comprehensive source of food nutrition information ever compiled. Prepared for the USDA. at a cost of millions of dollars, this exhaustive study is presented in two mammoth tables: one measuring nutrients in commonly used household measures and market units of food, the other measuring fatty acids.
This invaluable handbook includes data on approximately 1500 foods in the form of menu items, snacks, and market products, some as ready-to-eat foods, some that require preparation, and some that are used as ingredients in preparing other products. The easy-to-read tables give values for water, food energy, protein, fat, carbohydrate, five mineral elements (calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, and potassium), five vitamins (vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and ascorbic acid), total saturated fatty acids, and two unsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid and linoleic acid). You'll find table I directly useful in comparing serving portions of foods, while table 2 is most useful in dietary planning for families and institutions.
Many forms of a food are covered, so that few conversions need be made; peaches, for example, are analyzed in more than a dozen different forms-raw, five kinds of canned, two dehydrated, three dried, frozen sliced, etc. For easy access, foods have been arranged mainly in alphabetical order according to common name. In addition, four appendices and seven secondary tables provide supplementary data on the composition of foods.
Indispensable to dietitians, research workers, teachers, and other professionals, this accurate, reasonably priced handbook is invaluable to anyone interested in better health and nutrition.
Paperbound, appendices, 288 pages, 8 3/8 x 11"