Google Wants You To Get Healthy, Adds Nutrition Facts To Search

Google wants you to know how many calories are in that popcorn you’re throwing back. Starting today, the company has announced that it will be adding nutrition information for 1,000 different common foods directly into Google Search.

Figuring out how to make smart choices about some of our favorite foods can often be a cumbersome and daunting process. So we’re hoping we can make those choices a little bit easier: starting today you will be able to quickly and easily find extensive nutrition information for over 1,000 fruits, vegetables, meats and meals in search. 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.

Google says that it’s using its Knowledge Graph to help provide answers to natural questions that users ask. Users can search for things like “is there sugar in granadilla” or “what nutrients are in breadfruit” and get an answer, or they could simply search “corn” and see a detailed list of information.

Google says that the new feature will be rolling out in the US over the next ten days, and that new foods, languages and locations will constantly be added.

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