National Food Institute - Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Danish Food Composition Databank - ed. 7.01


Use of food data

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The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is presenting the material on free of charge for the users. Many hours of work has gone into  both the contents and the technical layout. We do hope that you as user appreciate it.

All texts and all graphics in all folders on are protected by the Danish law on intellectual rights in force and the EC Directive 2001/29 on Copyright in the Information Society of 22 May 2001.

Data and texts from may not be copied or in other ways reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system without clear indication of the original source. A suggested long reference indication is:

Saxholt, E., Christensen, A.T., Møller, A. Hartkopp, H.B., Hess Ygil, K., Hels, O.H.:
Danish Food Composition Databank, revision 7.
Department of Nutrition, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. 2008.

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©Danish Food Composition Databank, version 7.0, 2008.

Revision number and date will change as new revisions of the Food Composition Databank are published.

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With this website, the National Food Institute has the intention to facilitate the citizen's access to information about components in the foods we eat. Every effort is made to present the information as correct and timely as possible. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to adjust them.

It is evident that a food composition databank cannot be established on a Danish effort alone. The economical constraints alone are much too big even on a long-term scale. Therefore, data have also been collected from other countries' food composition databases.

The National Food Institute cannot take responsibility concerning the precision, the succession, the opportuneness or the completeness of these data.

The National Food Institute undertake no responsibility of the presented data and the following use thereof, including use in software and link from other web sites. The National Food Institute accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites. Likewise, the National Food Institute undertakes no liability to pay any damages neither direct nor indirect losses, including but not limited to loss of profits.

The information presented on this web site is solely intended for general information.

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