Nutrition info now in search
The term 'google-it' just got a little more tasty.
Similar to the way measurement conversions, the temperature in New York or the time in Japan pops up in a box at the top of a Google search, key nutrition facts will now be displayed when you Google search for everything from carrots to chow mein.
Over 1000 fruits, vegetables, meats and meals are included and users can now ask simple questions like ‘how much protein is in a banana or how many grams of fat are in an avocado’ and retrieve quick, clear results.
The food facts displayed are drawn from Google’s Knowledge Graph, a vast array of nutritional information from across the web that wasn’t easily accessible before. The feature is about helping people make smarter choices about the foods they consume.
The new addition to search is currently being rolled out in the US and over time more features, food and languages will be added.