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Best resource for nutritional value of food


What resource do you use to find the nutritional value of your food? I've just started my food log, and I seem to be spending an inordinate amount of time trying to find the protein/carb/fat content of the foods I eat.

Any suggestions for good books or websites?


Before anyone tells me to do a search, I have, but only found posts that were a year or more old. Has anything come out in the past year that surpasses the "Fitday" program and the like? I'd really like something that could be sync'd to a PDA.


There is a decent book called, "The Most Complete Food Counter", by Annette B. Natow and Jo-Ann Heslin. I had one that was better and even included things like NZ grass fed lamb, but I can't find it!

Anyway, it is a hassle at first, but if you are like most people and eat the same things over and over, it will be alot less work after a couple of weeks becaue you can then just review your previous entries instead of constantly looking things up.


This is the one I use, because I don't have a palm pilot.


When in doubt, go to the USDA. This is what I found for you. Downloadable to PDA-- how about that?



I personally like netritions food list. It is complete and easy to use. That is about all they are good for though. Expensive otherwise.

Hope that helps,


I usually use this site:


I'm curious if anybody else uses it, and about what you guys think of it.


nutritiondata.com rocks, they even have liquor, and wendy's chili....not that I need that info or any thing....


I've used Calorie King for Palm OS and wrote a review on the thread