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Nutritional content databases

In this video we continue the topic of superfood substitutions and describe how to find the nutritional content of foods and superfoods alike.

How can we find new alternatives to superfoods?

In the last video we mentioned a few alternatives to superfoods, but these are by no means the only possible substitutions. To prepare for this week’s discussion and proposed exercise, this video discusses some sources of nutritional information (you will be able to find the link to the databases under the “see also” section). While in the next step we will use the USDA database as an example, we encourage you to try data coming from your own country, as they could be both easier to use and more representative of the foods grown locally.

The data collected in these databases can help us not only in finding alternatives to superfoods, but is also proof of the fact that “superfood” is just a label.

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