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Google Label? Food Nutrition Info Now Coming To Google Search Tools

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Continuing it's quest for net domination, Google announced this morning that it is adding nutrition information to its search features. Using the new feature, it'll be easy to look up nutrition data for thousands of foods and beverages.

Greatist explains how it works:

Google tech wizards have added nutritional data to the Knowledge Graph, a feature of Google Search that enables users to get information instantly. It’s simple: You enter a question about the nutritional content of a food or drink (for example: “How many calories are in a banana?” or “How much sugar is in a cupcake?”) and hit search. The answer will show up in a box at the top of the results, with the option to change the serving size for even more accurate information. Below Google’s result, the standard search results page appears with links to other sources and websites if you’d like a second opinion.

Google's nutrition database will contain a wide array of nutrient info, including calorie, protein, fat, carbohydrate, sodium, vitamin and mineral content. All information comes from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Google nutrition info search example

Right now it only has info on 1,000 items, but Google says it plans to add more continually.

There doesn't seem to be much to say except to echo Greatist: Anything that makes healthy choices even easier gets a gold star in our book.

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