Chomp Food & Nutrition Database

API for grocery products, branded foods, & raw ingredients.

#3 Product of the DayFebruary 02, 2020
The Chomp Food & Nutrition Database API provides access to over 27 million unique data points for 875,000+ grocery products, branded foods, and raw ingredients in the United States and from all around the world. Our API is OpenAPI compliant.
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Hey everyone! Thanks for checking my product out. I started working on Chomp back in 2018 and have been chipping away at it ever since. I'm extremely proud to be launching a competely redesigned website and API. AMA.
1. What made you want to do this? 2. How is this different than the other X nutrition databases out there? 3. Are you able to share at all the approach you took to gather the data?
@dale_cudmore following this. @ me when you respond
@dale_cudmore @Kuro1 This really started as a passion project. My wife and I went vegan a few years ago and found it difficult to determine if a food was vegan or not, especially while grocery shopping. She gave me the idea to make a platform that checks ingredients and tells you if the food is compatible with your diet (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free) or contains any ingredients you want to avoid. I think one of the main differences is that this database contains foods from all around the world. A lot of the other databases are specific to the country. I think another big benefit is that people using the API can access the diet labels and get a list of individual ingredients that aren’t compatible with certain diets.
@petemerrill It took me a while to realize that this page linked to your API page, and not the homepage where the message is much clearer. As a fellow vegan, I wish you luck.
@dale_cudmore Oh! That makes sense. I don’t see any way that I can change how the link appears. I agree that it is confusing. Thanks!
This one definitely caught my eye. Great product you've got here! I can't imagine how much work it took to gather all of that data (and keep it updated). Are there any plans to include data on where to source the food/brands/ingredients?
@gill_works Thanks for the compliment! It has taken quite a while to gather all of the data and make it useful. I learn something new almost every day! Are you asking how you can access the data? If so, you can sign up for a subscription on the home page. Just click the “Start Free Trial” button for the plan that works for you.
I think this a great database to have especially of those who are tracking what they are eating. I know the struggle of googling products and still not knowing and data on it. I could see this product being used in those associated in physical activities.
@edward_pedro Thanks! I know what you mean. Hopefully you find my platform useful!
Excited to start using it!
@yappynono Let me know if you have any questions!