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Project description

Extensible command-line tools for nutrient analysis.


  • Python 3.6.5 or later
  • Package manager (pip3)
  • Internet connection

See database:

See server:


On macOS and Linux, you may need to add the following line to your .profile file:

export $PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin

On Windows you should check the box during the Python installer to include Scripts directory in your PATH. This can be done manually after installation too.

Install PyPi release (from pip)

pip install nutra

(Note: use pip3 on Linux/macOS)

Update to latest

pip install -U nutra

Using the source-code directly

git clone
cd nutra
pip3 install -r requirements.txt
./nutra -h

When building the PyPi release use the commands:

python3 sdist
twine upload dist/nutra-X.X.X.tar.gz

Currently Supported Data

USDA Stock database

  • Standard reference database (SR28) [7794 foods]

Relative USDA Extensions

  • Flavonoid, Isoflavonoids, and Proanthocyanidins [1352 foods]


Requires internet connection to remote server, or a locally running server (set env: NUTRA_OVERRIDE_LOCAL_SERVER_HOST).

Run the nutra script to output usage.

Usage: nutra <command>


optional arguments:
-h, --help            show this help message and exit
-v, --version         show program's version number and exit

nutra subcommands:
valid subcommands

                        additional help
    search              use to search foods and recipes
    sort                use to sort foods by nutrient ID
    anl                 use to analyze foods, recipes, logs
    day                 use to sort foods by nutrient ID
    nt                  list out nutrients and their info

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