Food samples reflecting average food consumption by an adult in the southeastern, northeastern, central, and western parts
of the United States were collected and prepared as if for consumption. The prepared foods were divided into twelve different
food categories and analyzed by instrumental neutron activation analysis. The concentration of Ca, Mn, Mg, Al, Na, K, Cu,
Cl, Sb, Hg, Se, Fe, Zn and Co is reported for these food samples.