Souci • Fachmann • Kraut

Food Composition and Nutrition Tables

The Souci-Fachmann-Kraut Food Composition and Nutrition Tables (SFK), compiled by the Leibniz-Institute on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), have been an internationally recognized reference for nutritional data and food ingredients for decades.  The data collection is also available as a web application with various search functions ( Contact person at the LSB is Dr. Petra Steinhaus.

Updating of the data and inclusion of new ingredients, such as bioactive compounds, is done continuously in the web application and in the printed version in each subsequent edition. The data, published in three languages, are used internationally for nutrition declaration, food ingredient research, and nutritional counseling. They are also an essential basis of the German Nutrient Database published by the BMEL.

In order to provide interested consumers with excerpts of the data in a handy reference book for everyday use, a popular short version of the Souci-Fachmann-Kraut is available alongside the complete printed Food Composition and Nutrition Tables.