NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Edamam, a data service company providing value-added nutrition solutions to businesses in the health, wellness and food industries is releasing its new Diet Recommendations API.
The new API gives diet and health professionals a tool to build customized diet plans leveraging a database of 1.5 million high quality recipes. Edamam has nutritionally analyzed and tagged the recipes and labeled them for appropriateness to all major diets and allergen conditions. A provider or wellness coach can now select a diet -- such as gluten-free, low-sodium or vegan -- a target calorie range and recommended ingredients to quickly obtain a wide variety of meals that fit the needs of the person for whom they are creating a diet plan.
"Building a meal plan for someone with strict diet requirements is not easy and professionals inevitably revert to a few limited tried and true suggestions. With our new Diet Recommendations API, we vastly expand their choices and ease of creating a targeted diet plan, adding both variety and quality. This, ultimately, leads to better meal plans and diet adherence," explained Victor Penev, Edamam's CEO and Founder.
The Diet Recommendations API has 25 pre-built diet filters, targeting key health and wellness needs or allergy restrictions. Whether a person is watching the intake of sugar, is lactose intolerant or simply aiming to keep meals under 500 calories, Edamam's solution provides a wide range of quality recommendations. Each recipe has in addition detailed nutrition information for more than 30 nutrients to further facilitate the work of professionals building the diet plans.
"In addition to the 25 diets we are launching with, we have the capability and are constantly developing custom diet filters. An example is a kidney-friendly filter for people watching phosphorus, sodium and potassium intake. We have the data and can slice and dice it to meet the needs of the market," added Victor Penev.
Edamam organizes the world's food knowledge and provides nutrition data services and value-added solutions to health, wellness and food businesses. Using a proprietary semantic technology platform, it delivers real-time nutrition analysis and diet recommendations via APIs. Edamam's technology helps customers answer for their clients the perennial question: "What should I eat?"
Edamam's partners and clients include The New York Times, Epicurious, Nestle, General Mills, Samsung and ZeroCater.