Definition and abbreviation
The content of a particular nutrient in a food item is expressed as the amount of the nutrient per 100 g edible portion of the food concerned, unless otherwise stated. The information in the Reference Measure (Unit and Unit Weight) on both Trans Fatty Acid Content of Local Foods table and Alcohol Content of Local Alcoholic Beverages table is from different sources including various food composition databases and for reference only.
The value of energy provided by NUTTAB2006 is in kilojoules (kJ), which is converted to kilocalories (kcal) in this database system using the conversion factor suggested by NUTTAB2006 (1 kcal = 4.18 kJ).
The value of carbohydrate represents the total carbohydrate content of food provided by SR22 and CFC2002Ed2; and that represents the available carbohydrate content of food provided by NUTTAB2006 and FRL.
The value of dietary fibre represents the total dietary fibre content of food provided by SR22, NUTTAB2006, and FRL; and that represents the insoluble fibre content of food provided by CFC2002Ed2.
“NA” stands for relevant nutrient data for that particular food item is not available.
“ND” stands for relevant nutrient data for that particular food item is not detectable.
“Trace” stands for appropriate relevant nutrient data for that particular food item is in trace amount.
Browse Nutrient Information by Food Groups/ Subgroups
Users could choose one of the 24 food groups (or their corresponding food subgroups) to display energy and 9 core nutrients for foods under the selected food group/ food subgroup. The 9 nutrients are protein, carbohydrate, total fat, dietary fibre, sugars, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol and sodium. Information could be sorted in alphanumerical order when a relevant field is clicked (▲indicates the field is activated and being sorted in an ascending order, and ▼indicates a descending order).
Display energy and 18 nutrient data on a specific food in the selected food group/ subgroup: when click on 1 food name, the data will be displayed in a separate table, with the same output as ‘Browse by Food Items’.
Display local alcohol data on alcoholic beverages: the data will be displayed in a table at the bottom of the nutrient information table of the alcoholic beverages.
Display local trans fat data on available foods: the data will be displayed in a table at the bottom of the nutrient information table of the selected food groups/ subgroups, if available.
Users could specify energy or one of the 18 nutrients to be displayed after selecting a food group/ subgroup. Information could be sorted in alphanumerical order when a relevant field is clicked (▲ or ▼ indicates the field is activated). The 18 nutrients are grouped as follows:
Major components: Protein, carbohydrate, total fats, dietary fibre and sugar.
Lipids: Saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol.
Minerals and Vitamins: Calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc and vitamin C.
Browse Nutrient Information by Food Items
Users could type in a food name into one or two text boxes for displaying its energy and the 18 nutrient data.