The USDA Database Food Description Abbreviations and Meanings

 

 

Abbreviation

Meaning

ALLPURP

All purpose

AL

Aluminum

&

And

APPL

Apple

APPLS

Apples

APPLSAUC

Applesauce

APPROX

Approximate

APPROX

Approximately

ARM&BLD

Arm and blade

ART

Artificial

VIT C

Ascorbic acid

ASPRT

Aspartame

ASPRT-SWTND

Aspartame-sweetened

BABYFD

Baby food

BKD

Baked

BBQ

Barbequed

BSD

Based

BNS

Beans

BF

Beef

BEV

Beverage

BLD

Boiled

BNLESS

Boneless

BTLD

Bottled

BTTM

Bottom

BRSD

Braised

BRKFST

Breakfast

BRLD

Broiled

BTTRMLK

Buttermilk

CA

Calcium

CAL

Calorie calories

CND

Canned

CARB

Carbonated

CNTR

Center

CRL

Cereal

CHS

Cheese

CHICK

Chicken

CHOC

Chocolate

CHOIC

Choice

CHOL

Cholesterol

CHOL-FREE

Cholesterol-free

CHOPD

Chopped

CINN

Cinnamon

COATD

Coated

COCNT

Coconut

COMM

Commercial

COMMLY

Commercially

CMDTY

Commodity

COMP

Composite

CONC

Concentrate

CONCD

Concentrated

COND

Condensed

CONDMNT

Condiment condiments

CKD

Cooked

CTTNSD

Cottonseed

CRM

Cream

CRMD

Creamed

DK

Dark

DECORT

Decorticated

DEHYD

Dehydrated

DSSRT

Dessert desserts

DIL

Diluted

DOM

Domestic

DRND

Drained

DRSNG

Dressing

DRK

Drink

DRUMSTK

Drumstick

ENG

English

ENR

Enriched

EQ

Equal

EVAP

Evaporated

XCPT

Except

EX

Extra

FLANKSTK

Flank steak

FLAV

Flavored

FLR

Flour

FD

Food

FORT

Fortified

FRENCH FR

French fried

FRENCH FR

French fries

FRSH

Fresh

FRSTD

Frosted

FRSTNG

Frosting

FRZ

Frozen

GRDS

Grades

GM

Gram

GRN

Green

GRNS

Greens

HTD

Heated

HVY

Heavy

HI-MT

Hi-meat

HI

High

HR

Hour

HYDR

Hydrogenated

IMITN

Imitation

IMMAT

Immature

IMP

Imported

INCL

Include includes

INCL

Including

INF FORMUKA

Infant formula

ING

Ingredient

INST

Instant

JUC

Juice

JR

Junior

KRNLS

Kernels

LRG

Large

LN

Lean

LN

Lean only

LVND

Leavened

LT

Light

LIQ

Liquid

LO

Low

LOFAT

Low fat

MARSHMLLW

Marshmallow

MSHD

Mashed

MAYO

Mayonnaise

MED

Medium

MESQ

Mesquite

MIN

Minutes

MXD

Mixed

MOIST

Moisture

NAT

Natural

NZ

New Zealand

NONCARB

Noncarbonated

NFDM

Nonfat dry milk

NFDMS

Nonfat dry milk solids

NFMS

Nonfat milk solids

NFS

Not Further Specified

NUTR

Nutrients

NUTR

Nutrition

OZ

Ounce

PK

Pack

PAR FR

Par fried

PARBLD

Parboiled

PART

Partial

PART

Partially

PAR FR

Partially fried

PAST

Pasteurized

PNUT

Peanut

PNUTS

Peanuts

PO4

Phosphate

P

Phosphorus

PNAPPL

Pineapple

PLN

Plain

PRTRHS

Porterhouse

K

Potassium 

PDR

Powder

PDR

Powdered

PRECKD

Precooked

PREHTD

Preheated

PREP

Prepared

PROC

Processed

PROD CD

Product code

PROP

Propionate

PROT

Protein

PUDD

Pudding Puddings

RTB

Ready-to-bake

RTC

Ready-to-cook

RTD

Ready-to-drink

RTE

Ready-to-eat

RTF

Ready-to-feed

RTH

Ready-to-heat

RTS

Ready-to-serve

RTU

Ready-to-use

RECON

Reconstituted

RED

Reduced

RED-CAL

Reduced-calorie

REFR

Refrigerated

REG

Regular

REHTD

Reheated

REPLCMNT

Replacement

REST-PREP

Restaurant-prepared

RTL

Retail

RST

Roast

RSTD

Roasted

RND

Round

SNDWCH

Sandwich

SAU

Sauce

SCALLPD

Scalloped

SCRMBLD

Scrambled

SD

Seed

SEL

Select

SHK&SIRL

Shank and sirloin

SHRT

Short

SHLDR

Shoulder

SIMMRD

Simmered

SKN

Skin

SML

Small

NA

Sodium

SOL

Solids

SOLN

Solution

SOYBN

Soybean

SPL

Special

SP

Species

SPRD

Spread

STD

Standard

STMD

Steamed

STWD

Stewed

STK

Stick

STKS

Sticks

STR

Strained

SUB

Substitute

SMMR

Summer

SUPP

Supplement

SWT

Sweet

SWTND

Sweetened

SWTNR

Sweetener

TSP

Teaspoon

1000

Thousand

TSTD

Toasted

TODD

Toddler

UNCKD

Uncooked

UNCRMD

Uncreamed

UNDIL

Undiluted

UNENR

Unenriched

UNHTD

Unheated

UNPREP

Unprepared

UNSPEC

Unspecified

UNSWTND

Unsweetened

VAR

Variety Varieties

VEG

Vegetable vegetables

VIT A

Vitamin A

VIT C

Vitamin C

 H20

Wate

WHTNR

Whitener

WHL

Whole

WNTR

Winter

W/

With

WO/

Without

YEL

Yellow