Nutrition Analysis API

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Data caching allowed? yes no caching no caching
Recipe analysis:
Full recipes analyzed monthly 200 recipes/month 1000 recipes/month 10,000 recipes/month
Recipe submissions per minute no limit 5 minute 10 minute
Text analysis :
Text Analysis hits monthly 1000 lines/month 10,000 lines/month 50,000 lines/month
Text Analysis hits per minute no limit 10 minute 20 minute
Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Food and quantity extraction included upon request upon request
Health, Diet and Allergy labeling Basic labels
Shopping aisle food labeling
Commercial use Not allowed Yes Yes
Attribution Required** Required** Required**
Support Forum Email Email + Phone
Contract duration Month to month Month to month Month to month
The Nutrition Analysis API uses Natural Language Processing and semantically structured data. This is the most advanced nutrition analysis technology available!
Full recipe nutrition analysis
Submit the full text of any recipe or ingredient list. Edamam will extract the full nutrition and ingredient data from the text. No more need to spend hours entering your recipes line by line. The nutrition analysis takes less than a second!
Text Analysis
Our Natural Language Processing engine allows for extraction of food named entities from text. We also allow for combined entity extraction with food database search. Once a text is submitted and entities are extracted our database is searched for additional food matches to the extracted entities.
Structured data and nutrition data output
Edamam returns detailed information for each ingredient line for the Recipe Analysis or for each text string for the Text Analysis. You can get information for the entire recipe as a whole or broken down automatically for each ingredient.
For each food (flour, eggs, flour etc.), Edamam returns data for calories, fats, carbohydrates, protein, cholesterol, sodium for a total of 28 macro and micronutrients.
All food nutrient data is enriched with diet, allergy and health labeling, as calculated by Edamam based on the food's ingredients. Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free, Low-Sodium, Dairy Free are some of the 35+ claims generated automatically.
Low-cost solution
Edamam provides free recipe nutrition analysis and text analysis with its basic plan for developers, startups and non-profits alike.
Enterprise customers are charged a very low monthly licensing fee for recipe analysis based on usage. Custom packages are also available.
*Edamam reserves the right to determine eligibility to free access at the Startup level. Eligibility is determined based on type of usage for the API and level of commercialization for the products in which the API is used. When Edamam determines that a customer on a Start-up plan has started generating revenue while using Edamam’s data the customer will have to switch to a paid Enterprise plan. At this time all future use of any recipe nutrition analysis data provided by Edamam under the Startup plan will be subject of the standard Edamam monthly licensing fees as agreed between Edamam and the customer. In the event when the customer chooses not to pay licensing fees to Edamam it will have to return all data received via the API to Edamam and stop using it.
**All Edamam plans require the following attribution by using the image provided here and a link to . For the Recipe Analysis API, such attribution should be placed right next to the nutrition facts. You can see the available image formats and examples from other customers here. Not providing attribution is considered breach of contract and is followed by immediate service suspension.