Aggregate Nutrient Density Index

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Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (abbreviated as ANDI) is a score assigned to foods based on micronutrient density per calorie developed by Joel Fuhrman and described in his books Eat For Health and Eat Right America Nutritarian Handbook. Fuhrman rates foods on a range from 1,000 to 0, with 1,000 considered by Fuhrman the most nutrient dense and 0 being the least nutrient dense. Kale, mustard greens, collard greens, and watercress all receive a score of 1,000 using the H=N/C equation, while foods like meat, seafood, and dairy products receive scores below 50 and are not considered by Fuhrman to be health-supporting.

The system was adopted by Whole Foods Market grocery stores.[1]

In 2012, Furman published revised ANDI Food Scores in his book Nutritarian Handbook & ANDI Food Scoring Guide.


  1. ^ "Joel Fuhrman's micronutrient diet". Men's Journal. n.d.