MyFoodData.com is created by Paul House who holds a degree in statistics from North Carolina State Universty and worked in public health before founding MyFoodData.com
The curated food lists were written by Daisy Whitbread who holds a masters degree in nutrition from King's College London.
Namimbia Torres serves as an advisor to the project and holds a masters degree in nutrition science and policy from Tufts University.
For more information, please see the about page.
DVs, established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are used on food and dietary supplement labels. For each nutrient, there is one DV for all people ages 4 years and older. Therefore, DVs aren't recommended intakes, but suggest how much of a nutrient a serving of the food or supplement provides in the context of a total daily diet. DVs often match or exceed the RDAs for most people, but not in all cases.
DVs are presented on food and supplement labels as a percentage. They help you compare one product with another. As an example, the %DV for calcium on a food label might say 20%. This means it has 200 mg (milligrams) of calcium in one serving because the DV for calcium is 1,000 mg/day. If another food has 40% of the DV for calcium, it's easy to see that it provides much more calcium than the first food.
For more information see our guide to Daily Intakes and Daily Values.
No data set is perfect and missing data is a common problem when analyzing data.
Missing data does not mean the value is equal to 0. The value is unknown, and may in fact be very high in value.
Please find similar foods that may have the data and give some clue as to what the actual value may be.
The weight of a food, for example, cooked broccoli, is given as the weight after the food has been cooked. See this example of cooked vs raw broccoli.