Google has added the nutritional information of over one thousand fruits, vegetables, meats and meals to their search results, this will allow their users to find out in a split second exactly how many calories are in a melon and exactly how much protein is in veal. This feature is also linked up to their voice search feature so you don’t even have to waste time typing to find out the nutritional value of what you’re eating.
A statement from Google said “this new nutritional information builds on our work on the Knowledge Graph, which brings together all kinds of information from across the web that wasn’t easily accessible.” The feature is still fairly new so it will take a while before is it working properly across the internet.
This is Googles attempt at catching up with Bing since 2010 they have been featuring nutritional data with their searches, this is due to the data provided by Wolfram Alpha. Bings nutritional data isn’t available through voice search so it should be interesting as to how long it will take them to fix that.
Apple have also been providing nutritional data for a while now through Siri, it works with voice perfectly but no type search available yet for Siri. The information Siri provides is also via Wolfram Alpha where as Google has collected their nutritional information themselves.