Swiss data collection

The Swiss Food Composition Database contains information on the composition of foods that are available in Switzerland. The database is operated by the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office FSVO.

It’s Free

The Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office FSVO provides the data in four languages (English, German, French, Italian) and free of charge to all interested parties. The data may also be used for commercial purposes (e.g. integration into food composition calculation software or nutrition diary app) and scientific purposes, subject to acknowledgment of the source.

>1,000 Foods

The current version of the Swiss Food Composition Database (V6.0) contains information on around 1,000 foodstuffs. For almost all foods contained in the database, full details are presented on the macronutrients (fats, saturated fatty acids, carbohydrates, sugar, dietary fibre, protein) as well as for water, alcohol and energy content. In addition, the content of micronutrients (vitamins, minerals) and the composition of fats (saturated, mono-unsaturated, poly-unsaturated) are also listed for the majority of foods.

Search, display and compare foodstuffs

On the website www.naehrwertdaten.ch foodstuffs can be searched by name, synonyms, food categories, nutrient content or combinations thereof. The data are displayed in graphical and tabular form. The website also enables the nutrient content of various foodstuffs to be compared.

User Benefits

The web app allows user to search food items by name, synonyms, food categories, nutrient content or by a combination of these. Data is presented in graphical and tabular form and can be exported in different format. The web app also enables users to compare nutrient contents of different foods and provides some advanced graphical comparison. All data and the website are available in the 4 languages: German, French, Italian and English.