Nutrition Info Gets Added To Google Search Results

Posted May 30, 2013

Google announced on the official Google Search Blog that they have added nutritional information to their search results page.  Google said that you can use the Knowledge Graph to discover nutritional information about 1,000+ fruits, vegetables, meats, and meals.  You can ask about simple information like “how much protein is in a banana” all the way up to “how many calories are in chow mein?”  Google Voice Search can repeat the results out loud.

“This new nutritional information builds on our work on the Knowledge Graph, which brings together all kinds of information from across the web that wasn’t easily accessible. 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,” stated Google product manager Ilya Mezheritsky.

Google said that this feature will launch today in English and will be rolled out throughout the U.S. in the next 10 days.  More features, foods, and languages will be added over time.