The Saudi dishes have been analyzed for their composition of variety of different nutrients as part of the national nutrition survey sponsored by KACST. In this project, a need to have a database for traditional Saudi foods arised as this was not available anywhere else.  All researchers involving dietary and nutrition epidemiologists all over the Kingdom needed this database. Such a database could have been used to help all research involving nutritional components towards Saudi population as well.

Saudi Food Composition Database Application has been created out of such a necessity. This application allows researchers to search the database with the criteria they define out of foods’ names, description, computer codes and categories. The users can add new food items, food categories and also change the information associated with them. The application will be on the intranet for the reach of many users at the same time.  


Previously, sharingfood composition data among researchers, teachers, organisations, public health workers, and authorities was a ig challage. However, the development of personal computers, software and Internet has opened up new possibilities for developing and using food composition databases. Through this application the researchers in the Kingdom can reach this database and search for the foods of their interest. Please note that, the users are required to contact Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Othaimeen to get an username and password to access the application.


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