ILSI Crop Composition Database Version 7.0 Launches
The ILSI Research Foundation’s Crop Composition Database (ILSI-CCDB) is a curated, open resource that provides data on the natural variability in the nutritional composition of key crop species. These data can be applied to improve overall knowledge of human nutrition, inform the development of diets that promote the healthy growth of livestock, and improve global data sets related to food security and nutrition modeling. Thanks to support from the ILSI-CCDB Working Group, Version 7.0 of the database launched on January 7, 2019. This data upload included a greatly expanded rice data set, as well as data on apple—the first fruit crop to be included in the database!