I am working on a project that needs to recommend appropriate foods for people with nutrient deficiencies.
This needs a database with foods and all their nutrient information (All vitamins, magnesium, iodine, zinc, riboflavin etc) I've looked at plenty of massive datasets such as the USDA Food Composition Database and The Canadian Nutrient File.
While these datasets are excellent, they are too large for my work in their current state.
As an example if someone is low on b-vitamins and iron the recommendation would likely be beef. So the data base needs a single option for "beef" (or max 2/3 different cute). The Canada dataset has about 30 with long obscure names such as "ground beef, lean, 0% trimming etc..."
I am looking for a dataset that simplifies all items that are beef and provides it as beef, doing this for all other items.
Manually refining down the 6000 items from the large datasets would take a long time. Does anyone know of a set that meets this slimmed down requirement?