Nutrition information added to Google Search, helps you with your diet

May 31, 2013

nutrition information

Nutrition information is the latest feature to be added to Google Search, making it easier for you to watch what you eat, even when on the go.

According to an article on the official Google Search blog, the feature has already launched in the English version of search and will start rolling out in the U.S. in the next ten days. Presumably, it will be available in the rest of the world soon enough, too.

The feature uses the Google Knowledge Graph and seems to be as straightforward to use as anything Google – you just ask it (via Voice Search, if you prefer that), how many calories are in a certain food, and you get your answer instantly. You can even ask it about the carb or protein content of a certain dish, and you’ll promptly get your response.

As you would expect, it can make connections in order to provide you with the most accurate results possible, giving you related foods, too, if it’s necessary. The blog post says that asking it about “summer squash cards” will also tell you about zucchini, as it fits the category.

This feature will probably be at its most useful when you’re on a diet and you’re eating out, as it can help you pick something out of the menu that doesn’t affect your diet.

What do you think of the new nutrition information feature? Will it be useful to you?

Comments

  • Mikel

    Yes I think this will be a very helpful feature that will probably won’t get a lot of use. It’s still great Google is always improving the search app.