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Google Introduces Nutrition Information to Search

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This morning, Google announced that they will now display nutritional information from the Knowledge Graph in Google Search. Once live, you should find “extensive nutrition information for over 1,000 fruits, vegetables, meats and meals in search,” from both the web and your mobile device. As you can see in the images included in this post, you should be able to ask your device specific nutrition questions and have it respond back to you. When you ask Google “how many carbs are in corn?” it should respond while also providing a card with quick information, much like you see with other Google voice searches.

The service will launch in English first and will rollout out in the U.S. only over the next 10 days. 

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Via:  Inside Search

  • Andy

    I just tried this and it didn’t work

  • michael arazan

    As a Chef, it’s about time. I have a recipe apps for different items to prepare for trying new things but need to know caloric intake, vitamins, antioxidants, or allergies for certain food.
    This will be a lot faster than searching for my info across the web

  • http://www.deathbycone.com Jared Kotoff

    This is great. I just started a low-carb diet and find myself constantly searching vegetables and fruits to find out their carb count but there’s too much variation between site. Hopefully this will work as good as i imagine!

  • RLJSlick

    That’s pretty cool. My wife will love this.

  • punkroyale

    Wait…people count calories?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ryan57ford Ryan Chapman

    This is a great thing. The information needs to be out there, cause few people take the time to search for it.

  • r0lct

    Add this to all those new Moto sensors and you have:
    “Google, how many twinkies until I have a heart attack?”

  • Hooray

    Way to go Google! Finally something that’s actually useful and not forced in with social networking.

  • DanWazz

    I’m actually fairly excited about this. Nutrition!

  • Hothfox

    That’s pretty handy. I’m diabetic and count carbs to decide how much insulin I need with each meal, so this will be useful out and about.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    oh android 4.3. What do you have that I don’t know about?
    Google health was discontinued…

    • Robert Macri

      Don’t forget the new API’s for knowing if someone is walking, driving, etc… Maybe 4.3 will include a pedometer app?