Thursday, October 25, 2012
Factual Adds Nutrition Information
Los Angeles data startup Factual has expanded its big database in the sky to include nutrition information, including ingredient lists and nutrition attributes for consumer packaged goods. Factual said late Wednesday that its service now includes ingredient lists for over 350,000 of the most popular consumer packaged goods, and nutrition facts for over 150,000 packaged foods. Factual's APIs and data is used by software developers to easily access and update a wide range of data, including location information and other data sets; the expansion into nutrition allows mobile, web, and other developers to call up things like number of calories for a snack, to find foods which do or do not include certain ingredients, and much more. The nutrition information is part of its Global Products dataset, which also is tied into UPC codes.