ESHA Nutrition Database API
The ESHA Nutrition API is designed to simplify the integration of your application with ESHA’s extensive food database and nutritional standards. Rather than developing and maintaining your own nutrient database, you can rely on ESHA for high-quality source data.
How this works
When a user searches for a food item on your website or application, a list of selections meeting the search criteria is returned. The user selects the closest match, enters a quantity and measure, and adds the item to the list. From there, the user can view a nutrition breakdown of total Calories, Fat, Protein, and other nutrients.
With, developers can design an application that accesses the ESHA database and nutritional standards. The application can search over 100,000 foods, build a recipe or food intake with the results, analyze up to 80 nutrients in seconds, and view client nutrient recommendations expressed as DRIs, DGAs, or RDIs.
SEE IT IN ACTION
Using the search bar below, enter a food item (e.g. banana or apple) and click search. You can then add them to an in-app list for later analysis. Or try it out on ESHA’s Nutrition API Developer Portal.
ESHA’s database includes a wide range of generic and brand name foods and ingredients and is compiled from a variety of reputable sources including the latest USDA Standard Reference database, manufacturer’s data, and data from restaurants.
While many databases focus on quantity and crowdsourced data, we’ve chosen to focus on quality and customer needs. All data that we collect is run through a variety of visual and electronic mathematical checks to ensure accuracy and integrity. When necessary, sources are contacted to reconcile any questionable data, and data that cannot be reconciled is not added to the database.
The ESHA database provides several calculated fields, such as the percent calories from fat and total unsaturated fat, as well as diabetic exchanges and MyPlate food group information. In addition, we provide faceted naming structures, and food categories and characteristics tags, useful for designing more efficient searching and data organization. Our ongoing database maintenance includes removing outdated foods, adding new foods and updating existing foods, to keep current with the ever-changing food market.
To learn more about our nutrition database API and licensing options, please contact us today.