Nutrient Costs

This chart is useful if you buy foods to get a particular nutrient they naturally contain. For example, if you are looking for natural sources of copper, use the drop-down on this page to select that nutrient, and you will see that baked potatoes in particular are an inexpensive natural source of copper.

Use this drop-down to select a nutrient.
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NDB_NoDescriptioncost / 100 gramsNutrientcontainscost / nutrient unit
23574Beef, ground, 80% lean meat / 20% fat, patty, cooked, pan-broiled$0.91Alanine1.505$0.60256
5064Chicken, broilers or fryers, breast, meat only, cooked, roasted$1.10Alanine1.692$0.65018
1077Milk, whole, 3.25% milkfat, with added vitamin D$0.10Alanine.107$0.91102
16097Peanut butter, chunk style, with salt$0.88Alanine.903$0.97332
10149Pork, cured, ham, steak, boneless, extra lean, unheated$1.35Alanine1.154$1.16769
1009Cheese, cheddar$0.88Alanine.751$1.17423
15071Fish, rockfish, Pacific, mixed species, cooked, dry heat$1.57Alanine1.322$1.18947
23002Beef, short loin, porterhouse steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled$1.93Alanine1.574$1.22382
15092Fish, sea bass, mixed species, cooked, dry heat$2.09Alanine1.429$1.45995
7057Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced$1.80Alanine1.178$1.52521
12063Nuts, almonds, dry roasted, without salt added$1.76Alanine.991$1.77527
1011Cheese, colby$1.21Alanine.67$1.80647
11090Broccoli, raw$0.23Alanine.104$2.25659
19095Ice creams, vanilla$0.28Alanine.121$2.32297
17012Lamb, domestic, leg, whole (shank and sirloin), separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked, roasted$3.58Alanine1.537$2.32905
15247Fish, salmon, coho, wild, cooked, dry heat$3.58Alanine1.418$2.52451
18060Bread, rye$0.88Alanine.299$2.94195
11304Peas, green, raw$0.72Alanine.24$3.00511
43261Yogurt, fruit variety, nonfat$0.66Alanine.212$3.10935
11457Spinach, raw$0.46Alanine.142$3.21831
9205Oranges, raw, with peel$0.23Alanine.07$3.29767
15156Mollusks, abalone, mixed species, cooked, fried$4.11Alanine1.169$3.51784
11414Potato salad, home-prepared$0.44Alanine.124$3.53806
1159Cheese, goat, soft type$1.17Alanine.319$3.67667
1017Cheese, cream$0.79Alanine.184$4.28943
9040Bananas, raw$0.19Alanine.04$4.75372
11053Beans, snap, green, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt$0.45Alanine.087$5.14567
11012Asparagus, cooked, boiled, drained$0.73Alanine.125$5.85940
15167Mollusks, oyster, eastern, wild, raw$1.62Alanine.271$5.96577
9037Avocados, raw, all commercial varieties$0.65Alanine.109$6.00035
2028Spices, paprika$4.55Alanine.64$7.10991
11110Cabbage, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt$0.39Alanine.042$9.33788
11251Lettuce, cos or romaine, raw$0.55Alanine.056$9.85665
20027Cornstarch$0.20Alanine.019$10.32692
11282Onions, raw$0.22Alanine.021$10.38156
9316Strawberries, raw$0.37Alanine.033$11.17905
11253Lettuce, green leaf, raw$0.66Alanine.056$11.81048
9070Cherries, sweet, raw$0.56Alanine.026$21.54439
9050Blueberries, raw$0.72Alanine.031$23.37581
9003Apples, raw, with skin$0.39Alanine.011$35.36828
9132Grapes, red or green (European type, such as Thompson seedless), raw$1.03Alanine.022$47.03981