Measurements of nutritional value


Ólafur Reykdal

Project Manager

Measurements of nutritional value

Matís offers measurements of the nutritional value of food. Individuals and companies can bring samples of almost any food and request a measurement. This is very convenient, for example, when new products come on the market, as it is important in the eyes of many to have such information accessible.

Matís maintains the ÍSGEM database (the Icelandic database on the chemical content of food). The ÍSGEM database stores information on the chemical content of food on the Icelandic market, whether it is Icelandic or foreign products. The information includes proteins, phosphorus, sodium and potassium in 1200 foods. There is also information on main substances other than protein, as well as values for calcium and magnesium.

  • Available information on 45 ingredients in about 1200 foods is published. The substances include protein, fat, carbohydrates, water, energy, vitamins, minerals and four undesirable substances; mercury, lead, cadmium and arsenic.
  • There is one tablet for each food type.
  • All tablets show contents in 100 grams of edible parts.
  • Values in the ÍSGEM database describe the composition of the samples that were chemically analyzed. If the composition was evaluated by calculation, the results only apply to the relevant recipe and assumptions. The chemical content of most foods varies and therefore values in ÍSGEM may not apply to all samples of the food in question.
  • You can find more information about the data here on the left side of the page.

For further information Ólafur Reykdal.