Google has introduced nutrition information in search results for over 1,000 foods in a move to help users make smart choices about their favorite foods.
According to Google, “Starting today you will be able to quickly and easily find extensive nutrition information for over 1,000 fruits, vegetables, meats and meals in search.”
“From the basics of potatoes and carrots to more complex dishes like burritos and chow mein, you can simply ask, “How much protein is in a banana?” or “How many calories are in an avocado?” and get your answer right away.”
The voice powered search results gives users answers to their specific questions, to make a cumbersome and daunting process simple. The search results also include related foods or serving sizes.
Google announced that the new nutritional information builds on their work on the Knowledge Graph, which brings together all kinds of information from across the web that wasn’t easily accessible.
The graph helps the search giant connect things that are related irrespective of their names. The search results also shows the number of calories a food has, its nutrients, and what type of food it is e.g if its is a protein, carbohydrates or a body building food.
The feature began rolling out Thursday in English and then over the next ten days it will be rolled out of the US.
Google pans to add more features, foods, and languages but at the moment has powered the search results for over 1,000 foods. Voice search is also enabled to help food lovers discover their favorite foods.