What nutrients were in the pork stir fry you just ate? The answers can be found on the Internet, where free access is now available to nutrient information on thousands of foods typically eaten in the United States.

Agricultural Research Service scientists launched a searchable database where users can view a 60-nutrient profile for each of more than 13,000 foods. The new resource is called "What's in the Foods You Eat—Search Tool."

By providing information on the nutrient values in typically consumed foods, the new online search tool will help consumers make informed decisions about food choices.

To access the database on the World Wide Web, go to: www.ars.usda.gov/foodsearch