FooDB is the world’s largest and most comprehensive resource on food constituents, chemistry and biology. It provides information on both macronutrients and micronutrients, including many of the constituents that give foods their flavor, color, taste, texture and aroma.

Each chemical entry in the FooDB contains more than 100 separate data fields covering detailed compositional, biochemical and physiological information (obtained from the literature). This includes data on the compound’s nomenclature, its description, information on its structure, chemical class, its physico-chemical data, its food source(s), its color, its aroma, its taste, its physiological effect, presumptive health effects (from published studies), and concentrations in various foods.

Users are able to browse or search FooDB by food source, name, descriptors, function or concentrations. Depending on individual preferences users are able to view the content of FooDB from the Food Browse (listing foods by their chemical composition) or the Compound Browse (listing chemicals by their food sources).

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FooDB is offered to the public as a freely available resource. Use and re-distribution of the data, in whole or in part, for commercial purposes requires explicit permission of the authors and explicit acknowledgment of the source material (FooDB).