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Nutrition Database API

ESHA’s Nutrition Database API enables users to integrate their website and web applications with our database for live search results. Rather than developing and maintaining your own nutrient or exercise database, you can rely on ESHA for high quality source data.

ESHA Nutrition Database API provides the interface between your website or application to our cloud-hosted database for live results to third-party food and ingredient queries. When a user searches for a food item on your website or app, a list of selections meeting the search criteria is returned. The user selects the closest match, selects 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.

ESHA’s database includes a wide range of ingredients with generic and brand name foods. ESHA’s data 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 crowd-sourced data, we’ve chosen to focus on quality and customer needs. All data that ESHA collects is run through a quality-check process including verification of all data sources, electronic mathematical verifications, and review by our research team to ensure accuracy and integrity. Sources are contacted to reconcile any questionable data. Data that cannot be reconciled is not added to the database.

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