New Zealand

Food Composition Database

About us

The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited and the Ministry of Health jointly own the New Zealand Food Composition Database (NZFCD), the largest and most comprehensive collection of nutrient data in New Zealand. Staff at Plant & Food Research manage and maintain the NZFCD. The NZFCD's primary role is to provide up-to-date nutrient values for foods commonly consumed in New Zealand. It contains nutrient information on 2574 foods including moisture, ash, carbohydrate, protein, fat, cholesterol, caffeine, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and fibre. Accredited laboratories in New Zealand and Australia are used to analyse these nutrients in the foods.

The NZFCD is available in three forms: