Google Knows Nutrition

Get up-to-date nutrition information easier and faster than ever with Google's new nutrition stats format.

Google nutrition info
Finding nutrition information on the go just became a little easier. Google has begun rolling out an updated nutrition stats format for both desktop and mobile search. While you're training, you can now find detailed nutrition information on more than 1,000 fruits, vegetables, meats and meals at the top of Google without clicking on a search result.

Whether you're looking for how many carbs are in a banana or how many calories are in a burrito, you can ask Google and get a clear answer in less than a second. There's even a voice feature for mobile browsers. According to Google product managerĀ Ilya Mezheritsky, "You'll hear the answer to your specific question, see relevant nutrition information under an expansion and be able to switch to other related foods or serving sizes." To use the voice function, click on the microphone icon on the search bar and ask your question. The Google Search App works on iOS, Android and Chrome browsers for laptops and desktops.

Nutritional data used to answer questions is collected from around the Web into Google'sĀ Knowledge Graph. Along with information on calories, carbs and protein, the graph can answer questions like, "How many carbs are in Gatorade?" or "What foods are high in potassium?" The new nutrition layout is scheduled to roll out over the next couple of weeks. Google has plans to add more features, foods, and languages over time.

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