Table 1

Status of local food composition tables in some PURE participating countries

Countries

First publication

Date of update*

Maximum No. of food items

Maximum No. of nutrients


Argentina

1935 – 1942

1992

280

16

Brazil

1950

2002

1062

33

Colombia

1944

1990

600

32

Chile

1961

1997

≅2000

25

Zimbabwe

1989

Not available

201

18

UAE

Do not exist

Do not exist

Do not exist

Do not exist

USDA, SR18

1973

2004

7146

136


* Note: The date of update is not the date of the assay.

Merchant and Dehghan Nutrition Journal 2006 5:2   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-5-2

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