Research and analysis

Nutrient Analysis of Fruit and Vegetables

This survey provides information on the nutrient data composition for fruit and vegetables and fruit and vegetable based products.

Detail

This survey analysed the nutrition composition of a range of fruit and vegetables, and fruit and vegetable based products, including tomato puree, baked beans, potato products and fruit juice. Samples were analysed for energy and a range of nutrients including fat, fatty acids, protein, carbohydrate, fibre and a full range of vitamins and minerals.

The Department of Health carries out ongoing nutrient analysis surveys to provide up to date information on food, and monitor the nation’s diet. For example, we have also analysed the nutrient content of:

The results of this survey and similar surveys of food composition are incorporated into the department’s nutrient databanks used in dietary surveys to monitor the nation’s diet and published in McCance and Widdowson’s Composition of Foods series.