Edamam Introduces Food Database Product with Detailed Nutrition Information

Edamam Nutrition Analysis API and Food Database

The Food Database provides nutrition information for over 500,000 foods

Edamam, a provider of nutrition data services to businesses in the food, health and wellness sectors, unveiled today a new Food Database, allowing developers of health apps, diet trackers and food companies to lookup the nutrition information of any food or common recipe.

The Food Database contains over 500,000 food items, including branded packaged foods, non-packaged grocery items, fast foods and restaurant meals, as well as common household recipes. The Food Database will be accessible as part of Edamam Nutrition Analysis API or as a licensed product.

Simultaneously, Edamam is launching powerful search functionality, using the company’s proprietary natural language understanding technology to provide highly relevant results from the Food Database for any food item search.

“The Food Database product rounds up our portfolio of offerings, meeting the needs of many customers who need simply to be able to look up the nutrition of a single food item,” explained Victor Penev, Edamam’s CEO and Founder.

The Food Database is a companion product to Edamam’s Recipe Analysis API, which allows customers to get in real time the nutrition for any recipe or ingredient list. The combined products allow business to build applications and tools for their customer to find the nutrition of most meals they eat.

“This is the penultimate step in providing end-to-end nutrition data service that allows people to track the nutrition of all their meals. The last step would be adding nutrition for all restaurant meals – something we are working on.” added Victor Penev.

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