Recipe Search API

Edamam's Recipe Search API lets you integrate recipes and faceted recipe search into your websites or mobile applications.

Developer Enterprise Core Enterprise Unlimited
Monthly fee Free $49per month $999per month
Overage cost per hit Not allowed $0.01/per hit $0 per hit
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API calls limits 10,000 month 50,000 month unlimited*
Throttling calls/min 10/minute unlimited* unlimited*
Recipe data (image, ingredients, title)
Meal/Dish Type and Cuisine filters
Diet, Health and Allergy filters 30+ filters 30+ filters 30+ filters
Food name, measure and quantity for ingredients
Food ID included
Carbon Footprint Yes On request On request
200+ Chronic conditions No No On request
Recipe caching Recipe ID, Recipe name Recipe ID, Recipe name, Protein, Net carbs, Total fat, Kcal Custom
Shopping aisle for ingredients
Full Nutritional Details
Glycemic Index No
Results per call up to 100 results up to 1000 results up to 1000 results
Attribution Required** Required** Required**
Commercial use
Support Support form Email + Phone Email + Phone
Contract duration Month to month Month to month Custom
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Search over 2.3 million recipes in English

Search our large recipe database. We add new sites and recipes continuously.

500+ top web recipe sources

Our search algorithm returns the most relevant recipes from the most popular and best recipes sources on the web. We order recipes by their cookability and quality, so your customer can always count on getting the best recipes!

Semantically organized database

The recipes in our database are normalized and can be filtered in the search by calorie and diet preferences.

Full nutrition for each recipe

We have the most accurate automated nutrition analysis on the web powered by our proprietary Natural Language Processing (NLP) engine. Customers get detailed nutrition breakdown of each recipe with 25+ nutrients and appropriateness for all major diets.

Filter by calories, diet or allergy restrictions

Edamam has developed over 80 diet and health filters for your customers to use. Now you can develop applications for virtually any popular diet or major health condition.

Data Caching

The terms of use of the Edamam Data are covered in the API Terms of Use and do not permit data caching unless explicitly permitted by Edamam. The data caching described here does not constitute permission to copy or reuse the Edamam data.

Data caching is allowed for some paid API plans when explicitly stated by plan’s terms. API subscribers can cache only the four basic macro nutrient datapoints - protein, total fat, net carbs and calories as well as the recipe URI, recipe title and recipe image. Saved data can be used only in the end user's account, behind a password. The caching as described here does not allow API subscribers to build a copy of the Edamam data to be reused in any form or to build a recipe search. The API still provides full nutrient data which can be displayed on call without caching and API subscribers can only cache the nutrients and data elements described above. Active subscription to an eligible plan is required as long as the data is used.

Chronic Conditions Tagging and Filtering

Edamam offers the ability to search our database of 2.3 million recipes based on their appropriateness to over 200+ chronic conditions. Recipes are ranked for each chronic condition from very beneficial to very detrimental for the specific condition. You can search, for example, for recipes that are good or excellent for a particular condition (e.g., Type 2 Diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension). See a full list of all 200+ chronic conditions covered by Edamam’s service.

* All plans allow only human, end user driven requests. The terms of the API prohibit any automated programatic requests with the goal to collect, scrape or save data provided by the API. The data returned in the response can be only used for presentation to the human end user who initiated the request and can not be stored unless explicitely permetted by Edamam . Edamam reserves the right to determine if the API is being used by automated means in which case the access to the API will be stopped immediately without refund to paid monthly fee.

** 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.