Google Search now displays nutritional information for food-related queries

Google makes it easier for us to make smart choices about some of our favourite foods in terms of calories and nutrition.

Published Date
31 - May - 2013
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31 - May - 2013
 
Google Search now displays nutritional information for food-relat...

Google Search will now display information about calorie and nutrition in its results for some of the common food-related search queries (over 1,000 fruits, vegetables, meats and meals).

“From the basics of potatoes and carrots to more complex dishes like burritos and chow mein, you can simply ask, “How much protein is in a banana?” or “How many calories are in an avocado?” and get your answer right away. You'll hear the answer to your specific question, see relevant nutrition information under an expansion, and be able to switch to other related foods or serving sizes,” says Google in a blog post.

Google's new nutritional information is based on its Knowledge Graph, which shows the relevant information in a single box on the search result page.

“The graph helps us connect things that are related, even in cases when those foods have a completely different sounding name from what you asked. For example, when you ask for “summer squash carbs”, we include “zucchini” as a relevant food in the dropdown, because it is a type of summer squash,” added Google.

Right now the feature is available in the U.S., but we expect it to be available for global users pretty soon.