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Food and Nutrition

Nutrient Data

Health Canada publishes two databases which list nutrient values in Canadian foods. The Canadian Nutrient File (CNF) is a comprehensive, computerized bilingual database that reports up to 152 nutrients in over 5690 foods. The database can help you find values for nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, protein, energy, fat and many more, and is updated periodically. The CNF has an online, searchable application that allows Canadians to search the nutrient values for specific foods.

Search online for foods in the Canadian Nutrient File, version 2015

The department also periodically produces the Nutrient Value of Some Common Foods(NVSCF) booklet to provide a portable reference of the most popular foods in the Canadian marketplace. This booklet lists 19 nutrients for 1000 of the most commonly consumed foods in Canada.