ESHA's Nutrition Database API provides an interface between your website or application to their cloud-hosted food & nutrition database.
When a user searches for a food item on your website or app, a list of selections meeting the search criteria is returned. The user selects the closest match, selects a quantity and measure, and adds the item to the list. From there, the user can view a nutrition breakdown of total Calories, Fat, Protein, and other nutrients. Results reflect varying available forms and products (fresh, frozen, packaged, etc.)
ESHA's database includes a wide range of ingredients with generic and brand name foods. ESHA's data is compiled from a variety of reputable sources including the latest USDA Standard Reference database, manufacturer's data, and data from restaurants. Information is based on frequently updated submissions from more than 200 suppliers. All data that ESHA collects is run through a quality-check process including verification of all data sources, electronic mathematical verifications, and review by our research team to ensure accuracy and integrity. Sources are contacted to reconcile any questionable data. Data that cannot be reconciled is not added to the database.
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This ESHA Nutrition Ruby library developed by Jens Balvig aims to work easily with the ESHA nutrition API. Offers code for installation and usage. ESHA nutrition is a food labeling software that affords to search foods with nutrients and calorie count. ESHA products include R&D, food processor, database licensing, and web services.