Google Search Now Shows Nutritional Information

The Internet giant helps users make healthy eating choices.

Google Search can now deliver instant and detailed information on the nutritional value of food, making the decision between fries or boiled potatoes a simple one. This new tool uses Google Voice Search that that can be used from a desktop or smartphone and allows the user to verbally ask a question and get an audio answer in response.

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The search engine can now offer this data for over 1,000 fruits, vegetables, meats and meals. It can even answer direct questions such as, ‘how many calories are in a banana?’ or ‘how much saturated fat is in a bagel?’ The results will also present all relevant nutritional information and related foods offering an alternative or healthier option.

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This new tool builds on Google’s Knowledge Graph, which brings together varied information from across the web that isn’t normally easily accessible. The graph helps connect things that are related making it easier to keep track of the foods we eat and their crucial nutritional value.

The feature has launched in the UK and will be available in the US this week. Google also plan to expand the venture by introducing new features, foods and languages.

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