Nutrition Database API

Food and ingredient database API

ESHA Nutrition Database API

ESHA Nutrition Database API integrates your website or application with our cloud-hosted database for live results to third-party food and ingredient queries. Rather than developing and maintaining your own nutrient or exercise 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.

Extensive Database

Our database boasts over 93,000 unique foods, including: raw ingredients, recipes, manufacturers’ foods, processing items, more.

Food Analysis

Analyze foods for up to 172 nutrients and nutrient factors – everything from Calories and Fats to MyPlate values and diabetic exchanges.


You can analyze dietary intakes per nutritional recommendations specified by various standards such as DRI, DGA, and RDI.



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.

Added Value
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 Our ongoing database maintenance includes removing outdated foods, adding new foods and updating existing foods, to keep current with the ever-changing food market.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.