GNUtrition is free nutrition analysis software written for the GNU operating system. The US Department of Agriculture, Nutrient Database of Standard Reference is used as the source of food nutrient information.

Downloading GNUtrition

The current release of GNUtrition can always be downloaded from

Releases are signed with GPG key 47486962. The fingerprint of the key is 172F BCE9 8FCA C676 341B 75F7 6FCB 32C9 4748 6962.

To verify a release download the detached GPG signature file, such as

Once both files are downloaded you can check the signature with this command: gpg --verify gnutrition-latest.tar.gz.sig.

You can browse all released versions at


Documentation for GNUtrition is available online, as is documentation for most GNU software.

Mailing lists

GNUtrition has four mailing lists.

To subscribe/unsubscribe to any of the mailing lists, see the collection of prior posting to the lists, and find out how to post messages to other list members, please see the GNUtrition mailing list page.

Getting involved

Development of GNUtrition, and GNU in general, is a volunteer effort, and you can contribute. For information, please read How to help GNU. If you'd like to get involved, it's a good idea to join the discussion mailing list (see above).

For development sources and other information, please see the GNUtrition project page at
GNUtrition is currently being maintained by Jason Self. Please use the mailing lists for contact.


GNUtrition is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.