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.
(click on any column heading to sort)
NDB_NoDescriptioncost / 100 gramsNutrientcontainscost / nutrient unit
16097Peanut butter, chunk style, with salt$0.19Alanine.903$0.21498
7057Pepperoni, beef and pork, sliced$0.40Alanine1.178$0.33688
12063Nuts, almonds, dry roasted, without salt added$0.39Alanine.991$0.39212
1011Cheese, colby$0.27Alanine.67$0.39901
23574Beef, ground, 80% lean meat / 20% fat, patty, cooked, pan-broiled$0.74Alanine1.505$0.49371
5064Chicken, broilers or fryers, breast, meat only, cooked, roasted$0.90Alanine1.692$0.53273
1159Cheese, goat, soft type$0.26Alanine.319$0.81209
1077Milk, whole, 3.25% milkfat, with added vitamin D$0.09Alanine.107$0.88758
1017Cheese, cream$0.17Alanine.184$0.94744
10149Pork, cured, ham, steak, boneless, extra lean, unheated$1.10Alanine1.154$0.95676
1009Cheese, cheddar$0.72Alanine.751$0.96212
15071Fish, rockfish, Pacific, mixed species, cooked, dry heat$1.29Alanine1.322$0.97461
23002Beef, short loin, porterhouse steak, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/8" fat, all grades, cooked, grilled$1.58Alanine1.574$1.00275
15092Fish, sea bass, mixed species, cooked, dry heat$1.71Alanine1.429$1.19623
15167Mollusks, oyster, eastern, wild, raw$0.36Alanine.271$1.31770
9037Avocados, raw, all commercial varieties$0.14Alanine.109$1.32534
2028Spices, paprika$1.01Alanine.64$1.57042
11090Broccoli, raw$0.19Alanine.104$1.84897
17012Lamb, domestic, leg, whole (shank and sirloin), separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4" fat, choice, cooked, roasted$2.93Alanine1.537$1.90834
15247Fish, salmon, coho, wild, cooked, dry heat$2.93Alanine1.418$2.06849
19095Ice creams, vanilla$0.25Alanine.121$2.10096
11251Lettuce, cos or romaine, raw$0.12Alanine.056$2.17711
18060Bread, rye$0.72Alanine.299$2.41052
11304Peas, green, raw$0.59Alanine.24$2.46227
43261Yogurt, fruit variety, nonfat$0.54Alanine.212$2.54768
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