Nutritional composition of dishes commonly consumed by Japanese Brazilians in São Paulo, Brazil

Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2010 Sep;61(6):549-72. doi: 10.3109/09637481003639100.


Primary objective: To calculate the nutritional composition of commonly consumed Brazilian foods and beverages to analyze dietary intake data obtained with a quantitative food frequency questionnaire in a colorectal adenoma case-control study in Japanese Brazilians.

Methods and procedures: Weighed recipes were collected in São Paulo, Brazil and analyzed using NutriBase Clinical Nutrition Manager.

Main outcomes and results: A total of 387 recipes for 76 dishes commonly consumed by Japanese Brazilians were collected: 30 composite main course dishes, 26 composite vegetable dishes, 19 snack foods and desserts, and one beverage. The nutritional composition (energy and 32 macronutrients and micronutrients) was calculated per 100 g for each dish.

Conclusions: We provided, for the first time, complete and up-to-date calculated nutritional composition data for commonly consumed Brazilian food items, which are essential to assess the current dietary intake among Japanese Brazilians.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Brazil
  • Diet / ethnology*
  • Diet Records
  • Diet Surveys
  • Female
  • Food
  • Food Analysis*
  • Humans
  • Japan / ethnology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nutritive Value
  • Surveys and Questionnaires