Summer has just begun and if you’re watching what you eat in hopes of looking good in your speedo, Google is making things easier on you. Starting today, Google has announced that they’ve been hard at work indexing more than 1,000 food items for Google Search. Searching your favorite foods — say, “burrito” will provide you with extensive nutrition information.
The info is displayed in Google’s trademark card-style and shows you everything from calories, to carbs, sugar, or whatever else you’re trying to keep a close eye on with your diet. Google has even incorporated these food items into their Knowledge Graph. This means food items can be searched using natural language with Google pulling up relevant data for “zucchini” even if you searched for “summer squash.” Clever.
While a thousand fruits, vegetables, and small meals are definitely a great start, Google plans to add even more food items and features in the future. Don’t fret if the nutrition cards aren’t showing up in your Google Search app just yet. The feature launches today (in English) and will continue rolling out to US users over the next 10 days. More languages also coming soon.
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