I stumbled across this earlier this food nutrient data set earlier this week: http://ashleyw.co.uk/project/food-nutrient-database. What the author, Ashley, did was take food nutrient data from the US Department of Agriculture and make some sense of it.
It’s available as a free download on his site. The data set comes as a single JSON file, so may be a bit hard to parse.
In this data set, there are…
- 6,636 unique foods
- 375,176 nutrient figures
- 94 unique nutrients across all foods
What you can do with this data is create a food nutrients site of 6-7 thousand pages (easily). It would act as a great, value-added companion to a health site (e.g. food blog, fitness blog, recipes site). [...]