Nutrition Visualizations

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Macronutrient Ratios:

Using the USDA nutrition database of ~7000 items with nutritional information I calculated the relative amount of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in every food listed and plotted them along those axes.

 
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Absolute Content:

Though the ternary plot above is aesthetic it ultimately doesn’t tell people how much of each nutrient is in a food. Thus, I made an interactive version from the same data where any two variables could be plotted against eachother.