Edamam, a company providing structured food and nutrition data to businesses in the health, wellness and food industries announced today the release of its new Nutrition Data API.
The Nutrition Data API will allow businesses to do real-time analysis of the nutrition of any food or ingredient in a recipe. Customers will be able to enter, in free text, the information about the food and Edamam's proprietary natural language processing algorithms would extract and analyze the food; providing information for more than 30 key nutrients, including calories, fat, carbs, cholesterol, sodium and all vitamins and minerals. In addition, the food will be automatically tagged for allergen and its appropriateness for all major food diets, including paleo, vegan, gluten-free and over twenty more.
"We are responding to customer demand. Many of our clients who have looked at our Recipe Analysis API, asked for the ability to do analysis on individual ingredients. These are health and wellness focused apps, food service companies and diet driven communities," commented Victor Penev, Edamam's CEO and Founder.
Subscribers to the new Nutrition Data API would be able to sign up for a free trial and then select either a Basic or a Pro plan with access fees of $99 and $499 a month respectively. Cost of each ingredient line analysis ranges form one-tenth to half a cent.
"Our goal is one day to become the engine providing nutrition data to any business that may need it. Accordingly, we constantly launch new services to meet market needs," elaborated Victor Penev.
ProgrammableWeb has previously covered the Edamam Nutrition API and you can see that here.