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Google Voice Search Now Includes Nutrition Data

Searching for nutrition info on Google just got simple. Just ask Google a question like “How many calories are in a summer squash?” and it will give you a quick and accurate answer along with other relevant information. For example, a search for yellow summer squashes  will also give you relevant results for zucchini. You can also change the serving size and Google will recalculate your nutrition information.

According to Google’s announcement, there are many ways the search can be queried:

  • Tempted by some popcorn at the movies? Ask “how many calories are in popcorn” and you’ll get your answer. [Hint: it's 31 calories per cup]
  • Perplexed by a food label or recipe? Ask “what nutrients are in breadfruit?” or “is there sugar in granadilla?”
  • Big on a high protein diet? Ask “how many carbs in corn?” or simply search for [corn] and you’ll see detailed nutrition info.


Google’s nutrition data is powered by its Knowledge Graph which culls data from reputable sources on the internet like the U.S. Department of Agriculture. There are currently 1,000 items with nutrition data, but as the feature gets slowly rolled out this year, more languages and food will be added. Happy eating!

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