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Rich J
(PNWhiker) - F

Locale: Pacific NW
Data source for trail food on 06/13/2013 10:24:55 MDT Print View

Hi,
I’m looking for a source (prefer online) of data that would give carried weight, calories and calorie breakdown (fat, protein, carbs) for a range of trail foods. An excel file would be perfect (one can dream right?), but any tabular format could work. I’ve been searching prior threads here but can’t seem to find a link. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

J J
(jraiderguy) - M

Locale: Puget Sound
Hmmm...MyFitnessPal? on 06/13/2013 14:40:37 MDT Print View

One option would be to build you own. I know that in terms of nutrition databases for common foods, you should try looking things up via MyFitnessPal, which is an online service/mobile app which contains the largest (as far as I know) database of food nutrition info. If you have the app, you can scan the barcode on the product and it'll pull up the nutrition info. You can also search via their website. Their product is geared toward weight loss, but the database is vast, so it could help in building a spreadsheet of your favorite trail foods.

Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
Re: Hmmm...MyFitnessPal? on 06/13/2013 15:12:36 MDT Print View

http://thru-hiker.com/articles/pack_light_eat_right.php

Eli Zabielski
(ezabielski) - F

Locale: Boulder, CO
My Spreadsheet on 06/17/2013 08:28:33 MDT Print View

A friend and I made a spreadsheet that aims to give this information, starting with calories/gram and calories/ounce.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtY4aZg7o84sdDdVckNJUW9FUXhlSGJKajNJTUJTM0E&usp=sharing

Edited by ezabielski on 06/17/2013 08:30:48 MDT.

Jessica Rankin
(JessiD87)
National Nutrient Database on 06/20/2013 13:44:09 MDT Print View

This might be what you're looking for. It's the USDA's National Nutrient Database. Very informative.

http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list

Jess

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: National Nutrient Database on 06/20/2013 16:24:08 MDT Print View

Calorie King has all the data too.

Enter the food of your choice in the Search Box, pick your version, pick your portion.

CalKing

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: National Nutrient Database on 06/20/2013 19:31:42 MDT Print View

"Calorie King has all the data too."

This looks like a pretty good tool to me. I just ran a few known(by me) items thru its search function, and the nutrition info was pretty much spot on.

Thanks, Greg.

Rich J
(PNWhiker) - F

Locale: Pacific NW
Thanks on 06/21/2013 11:55:51 MDT Print View

Thanks folks for the great sources of info!

Edited by PNWhiker on 06/24/2013 10:02:04 MDT.