This classic guide to nutrition has helped put the balance in balanced diets since 1937. Now completely updated for the Seventeenth Edition, this bestseller continues to fulfill its purpose, to supply authoritative data on the nutritional value of foods in a form for quick and easy reference. The book’s main table reflects the current food supply — listing more than 8,500 common foods — and contains data on the nutritional content of foods, organized by food groups. Supplementary tables define the content of lesser known foods. Each food entry is thoroughly evaluated to include calorie content, weight, water, protein, fat, cholesterol, carbohydrate, dietary fiber and major vitamins and minerals. Brand names and the general foods that typify today’s eating habits are covered; the latest information on fiber and monounsaturated fat content is addressed; and a bibliography of sources for current food composition data is provided. New in the Seventeenth Edition: a comprehensive listing of sugars has been added to the main table.