Edamam Unveils Food Database API with Nutrition Data for Over 600,000 Foods

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Edamam’s new API will allow developers to build applications with data about CPG, restaurant and generic food items.

Edamam Food Database API

Our goal is to have a very affordable source of accurate nutrition data to help developers and companies build apps and services that help people eat better.

Edamam, a leading source of accurate nutrition data, meal analysis and diet recommendations, unveiled today a new API with specific focus on common foods bought in stores, cooked at home or served in restaurants.

The company created the new Food Database API as a standalone product to meet demand among developers of diet management, weight loss, health and wellness apps and services.

The new API provides detailed nutrition data for over 600,000 foods, including more than 325,000 packaged foods with UPC codes, 200,000 restaurant menu items and 75,000 common meals.

“We have seen strong interest in basic nutrition information and decided to offer it on its own, in addition to our more sophisticated Nutrition Analysis and Recipe Search APIs,” commented Victor Penev, Edamam’s Founder and CEO.

The Food Database API will be offered for free to developers and pre-revenue startups and will be offered at a very competitive price to everyone else. The API service offers also a built in natural language processing capability for easy identification of food items and returns 28 nutrients and over 40 diet tags for each food.

“Our goal is to have a very affordable source of accurate nutrition data to help developers and companies build apps and services that help people eat better,” added Victor Penev.

The new API is easy to integrate with detailed and accessible documentation.

About Edamam
Edamam organizes the world’s food knowledge and provides nutrition data services and value-added solutions to health, wellness and food businesses. Using a proprietary semantic technology platform, it delivers real-time nutrition analysis and diet recommendations via APIs. Edamam’s technology helps customers answer for their clients the perennial question: “What should I eat?”

Edamam’s partners and clients include Nestle, Samsung, AARP, The New York Times, Epicurious and The Food Network.

For more information, please visit http://www.edamam.com or developer.edamam.com.

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