The information presented here is organized by animal groups and species and ordered alphabetically by common name. For animal groups or species with many entries, time should be allowed for the nutrient table to load completely. For each animal part and preparation method, the sources of the nutrient data are given in the Reference column (click on the reference number to directly access the reference in the References tab). Data from each literature citation presented in a separate data row. Macronutrients are in the closest columns to the animal name, followed by fatty acids, vitamins and minerals; there are more than 60 nutrient columns (see the Legend tab). While scrolling right, the reader can hover over any data cell to see the animal, part, and preparation. Methods of nutrient analyses were those current at the time of the publications, which were all peer-reviewed. The many missing values of nutrient data are recorded as blank values, calling attention to the need for continuing research to understand the nutrient properties of these foods.
Each table can be sorted by clicking on arrows next to a column title, searched by using the search box at the top right, or downloaded by clicking the Download tab. Note that the reader can also access sortable, searchable, downloadable nutrient tables through the Nutrients sub-tab under each animal group or species page presented under the Animals main tab.
International standards and guidelines for developing food nutrient composition databases are found on http://www.fao.org/infoods/infoods/en/. Usually unique food component identifiers called “tagnames” that define the currently accepted methods used for analysis of each component are found in databases. However, this database does not include tagnames because it is compiled from literature that includes diverse methods of analysis for each nutrient; readers interested in methods of analyses used for particular values find this information in the references given.
We hope that readers noting omissions, discrepancies, and errors in the tables below will view these as opportunities to better recognize the contributions of Indigenous Peoples to our global heritage of food knowledge. Accordingly, we have included a feedback link on the top right of all pages and hope readers will use this link to direct us to additional academic literature, reports, or community publications containing pertinent information.