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Published on June 12th, 2013 | by Mary Gerush


Google Voice Search for Nutritional Information: Speak and Ye Shall Find

Google Voice Search for Nutritional Information

This week, Google introduced a new feature I think you’ll like — a voice-enabled search for the nutritional value of common foods.

Google Voice Search Nutrtional Value

iPhone Search Results

Want to know how much fiber that broccoli’s bringing? From a Google search page, click the Voice Search microphone. Then ask the great-and-powerful G-man: “How much fiber is in broccoli?” Astoundingly, he’ll speak back, letting you know you can count on 3.8 grams of fiber in one serving of the stalky stuff. He’ll also display the information on-screen along with additional nutritional information depending on whether you’re searching from a mobile phone app, desktop, or laptop.

You can ask about other nutritional values for a particular food, like calories, saturated fat, sodium, cholesterol, and vitamins. This week, it can fill you in on the nutritional value of about 1,000 different fruits, vegetables, meats, and meals, and we can expect the quantity of supported foods to increase.

Let’s count this as one more useful app to store in our healthy eating toolkit, which already contains magnificent resources to help us eat and drink better, including:

Give it a try, and let us know what you think of the new functionality!

Image Credits: Google screenshots

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About the Author

Hi all! I'm Mary Gerush - a recovering corporate worker bee turned good-farm-real-food advocate and writer who wants to help people understand what they're eating. I tend a tiny urban farm in Dallas, TX, and hope to scale up one day soon. Omnivore through-and-through, there's not much I love to eat more than a butter-basted grass fed steak fresh from a searing hot cast iron skillet. Follow me on , , and !

One Response to Google Voice Search for Nutritional Information: Speak and Ye Shall Find

  1. xplorexpress says:

    Hmmmm…. I have an iPhone and went on Google and… where is that Voice Search Microphone????? Unless… it is available only in the states (I am in Canada)??????

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