The service allows lookup against a nutrient database documenting more than 13,500 foods. Data returned profile content of 18 nutrients and calorie count for food items matching a submitted query. Information is based on frequently updated submissions from more than 200 suppliers.
Methods support submission of a food name and return profiles for any matching entries in the database. Profiles reflect the category of food, its nutrient content, and related data such as typical quantities and servings. Results reflect varying available forms and products (fresh, frozen, packaged, etc.).