The USDA Food Composition Databases API allows developers to incorporate nutrient data into their websites and applications. The API provides both Food Reports and Nutrient Reports. Food Reports list the nutrient values for a specified food (e.g. cheddar cheese, potatoes); Nutrient Reports return lists of foods and their nutrient values for a given set of nutrients (e.g. protein, iron).
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Finance, Location, Security and Education. Featured today the Voysis API that gives voice-enabled applications natural language instruction and brand search and discovery abilities. Here's a rundown of what is new.