Development of a database of fatty acids in Australian foods

Mann, N, Sinclair, A, Percival, P, Lewis, J, Meyer, B and Howe, P 2003, 'Development of a database of fatty acids in Australian foods', Nutrition and Dietetics, vol. 60, no. 1, pp. 42-45.


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Title Development of a database of fatty acids in Australian foods
Author(s) Mann, N
Sinclair, A
Percival, P
Lewis, J
Meyer, B
Howe, P
Year 2003
Journal name Nutrition and Dietetics
Volume number 60
Issue number 1
Start page 42
End page 45
Total pages 3
Publisher Dietitians Association of Australia
Abstract Food composition databases in general contain limited data on fatty acid profiles of foods, both in terms of foods represented and the range of fatty acids reported. The aim of this project was to compile a database of Australian and New Zealand foods for which complete and accurate fatty acid compositional data was available. The database constructed contains 1044 food items with data on amounts of 31 fatty acids recorded to two decimal places as gram of fatty acid per 100 g edible food portion. This fatty acid database will be of value to dietitians and research groups in estimating intake levels of specific fatty acids in individuals and population groups. Furthermore food companies will have a means of assessing the validity of making claims on n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid content of their commodities in line with the stipulations of the new Australia and New Zealand food standards code.
Subject Medical Biochemistry: Lipids
Copyright notice © 2003 Dietitians Association of Australia
ISSN 1446-6368
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