Use Cases For Edamam’s API’s

Diet Driven Personalized Meal Recommendations

Use case

Your customers need personalized meal suggestions which are both in line with their health goals and their food tastes. No matter of the customer is on a low sodium, low-cholesterol or on a fully personalized DNA profile driven diet they can get the right suggestions.
Is your customer in need for only recipes which are vegetarian, contain less than 600mg of sodium per serving, are high on Vitamin A but low in fiber? The Recipe Search API by Edamam can help with this.

Edamam’s solution

The Recipe Search API, which Edamam provides, contains over 2 million recipes which are indexed, normalized and contain full nutrition information. The API allows for search by nutrient quantity, 40 diet and health labels as well as keyword search by food, cuisine or meal type.

Customer examples

Healthy Diet – Best Diet Plan, Calorie Counter is great example for the hundreds of apps which use Edamam’s Recipe Search API.

Recipe Suggestions for Grocery Coupons

Use case

Your business requires recipes which can be linked to food or food related products. Coupon sites, small cooking appliance merchants or food stores can all benefit from a set of structured recipes with ingredients which can be linked to the products they sell.

Edamam’s solution

Edamam can provide custom structured recipe datasets. Each record contains detailed information about the products used in the recipes, their quantity and even their specific product ID. This is combined with nutrition data and data for the recipes as well as link to the original source.

Customer examples

Valassis runs one of the most thriving grocery coupons related businesses on the web. It is utilizing a dataset from Edamam to drive traffic to its coupon offers which are linked to specific ingredients in each recipe.

Allergen Driven Recipe Search App

Use case

Often app developers need a locally hosted recipe dataset. Because of this Edamam’s Recipe Search API is not an option as it does not allow caching.

Edamam’s solution

Edamam provides structured recipe data dumps with nutrition included for each recipe. Such data sets are custom build using over 2 million recipes which Edamam has scraped and indexed using structured data. The data records are provided for you to host locally in your datacenter and are updated regularly to reflect any changes in the underlying recipe sources. Each structured data recipe record comes with full nutrition and structured ingredient data.

Customer examples

Spoon Guru is a customer for Edamam’s structured recipe data and is one of the leading UK food apps.

Recipe Suggestions for Online Grocery Stores

Use case

Online grocers can increase shopping cart size when suggesting recipes next to relevant foods.

Edamam’s solution

Edamam’s Recipe Search API provides a low cost option for recipe suggestions next to foods for online gorcery shopping. As each recipe provided by Edamam contains detailed ingredient information which can be easily connected to actual items in the grocery store.

Customer examples

ShopHero is a leading online storefront platform for regional grocery chains. It is using Edamam’s Recipe Search API to provide recipe suggestions alongside SKUs.