Have you found yourself finishing a delicious salad and thinking, “I wonder how many calories were in that?” Of course you have. And what do you do? Do you call your friend the professional nutritionist and explain to her in detail what was in the salad, so she can give you a ballpark estimate? No, you don’t – and the question of calories in your salad goes unanswered.
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could take out your phone, type or dictate the ingredients into it, and learn the answer then and there?
This is what we have in store for you!
We call it the Nutrition Wizard, and its magic is to provide detailed and reliable nutritional analysis of any recipe or ingredient list in less than a second.
It is live on our website and is being used by dietitians, restaurants, and the health conscious alike. The same technology powers the nutrition information for Epicurious, The New York Times Cooking section, and General Mills’ recipe sites, to name just a few.
Now we are bringing this awesome magic to your mobile phone. We have already designed the Nutrition Wizard app for both iOS and Android, and have commissioned developers to build it.
Check out what the Nutrition Wizard app can do:
- It will recognize natural language, so all you have to do is speak the way you normally do to get the nutritional analysis, or just type it in – goodbye drop-down menus and clunky interfaces
- It will provide you with detailed nutrition data for 25+ nutrients: calories, fat, carbs, protein, minerals, and vitamins
- It will tell you if the recipe you’ve analyzed is appropriate for a wide range of popular diets, such as paleo, low-sodium, gluten-free, etc.
- It will calculate the % Daily Value of each nutrient in the recipe
Awesome and magical, right?!?
And, this is where you come in. To build the app, we need money, hence this project.
We are here to help people eat better!
Our driving force is a firm belief that having the right information when making a food choice leads to smarter decisions, and, ultimately, to healthier and happier lives.
So, we, at Edamam set out to organize the world’s food knowledge in order to give back to people and empower them to make smart food decisions every day and everywhere.
We have come a long way since we started this journey 5 years ago – we have developed great technology and products. Among our proudest achievements are the industry-leading database of 1.5 million nutritionally tagged and analyzed recipes, and the fact that Nutrition Wizard is the most sophisticated nutrition analysis software on the market. This technology has helped us become the nutrition engine behind some of the most respected food, health, and wellness businesses in the world. Our customers and partners include companies such as Epicurious, The New York Times, General Mills, Samsung, and Nestlé.
But it’s not only the big guys. Dietitians, restaurants, catering companies, and health and wellness apps all use us on a daily basis. And, of course, most importantly, so do people like YOU.
We are proud of what we have achieved, and of the fact that we are making positive differences in people’s lives with our products and services.
Please join our journey by contributing to this project; help us to help everyone eat better. Welcome on board!
Photography ©Bill Brady