Use Cases For Edamam’s API’s

Nutrient Data and Diet Tagging for Recipes

Use case

You own or manage a website or a mobile app with hundreds or thousands of recipes and your customers would like to stay informed about the nutrition of each recipe- calories, macro/micro nutrients and allergens.
Hiring a nutritionist is expensive and time-consuming so you are looking for an automated solution providing nutrition labels with high accuracy.

Edamam’s solution

You can use Edamam’s Nutrition Analysis API to automatically submit unstructured recipe content and get back nutrition labels for the recipes. It is easy to send the recipes to Edamam via the Nutrition Analysis API and each recipe gets a full nutrition label in under a second. You can then choose how much of the over 80 diet and health labels and 28 nutrients Edamam is providing to visualize on your website or in your mobile app.

Customer examples

Epicurious is one of many food media companies who use Edamam’s API to publish nutrition labels next to their recipes.

Nutrition for Restaurant Delivery to Offices

Use case

Catering companies manage portfolios of thousands of recipes. The individual recipes are also not static and change in time. In order to provide accurate nutrition data and diet/allergen labels companies need to employ large data entry staff and a nutritionist. Automating this process can drive cost down and speed up recipe development.

Edamam’s solution

Edamam analysis allows for recipes to be submitted to the Nutrition Analysis API in real time. Each recipe is enriched with a full nutritional profile and over 80 diet and health labels. As a result, a label can be printed and attached to the meal box.

Customer examples

ZeroCater delivers restaurant meals to offices around the US. It uses Edamam’s automated nutrition analysis to generate nutrition data for the meals.

Structuring of Recipe Data

Use case

If your business owns or manages thousands of recipes you know how complicated it is to organize them well. Structuring data by nutrition profile, allergens, foods used, and diet appropriateness would your business better market its recipe content. Using manual labor to do this is just not practical as it is slow and expensive.

Edamam’s solution

Edamam’s technology can structure the data for a recipe in one second. So, several thousand recipes take several hours at best. The output provided to the publisher by Edamam details the specific ingredients in each ingredient line, their quantities and even their mapping to known existing government ingredient databases. In addition, each recipe is tagged with, potentially, over 80 diet and allergen tags, which allow for creation of collections and better search engine discovery. As Edamam’s service is all automated it is very low cost and very accurate.

Customer examples

Tastebook, a Random House property, used Edamam to get structured data for its entire recipe portfolio.

 

For a deeper look at the Nutrition Analysis API please check out the Nutrition Analysis API Documentation.