Google’s Nutrition Comparison Tool is a Dieter’s New Best Friend

By Stefanie Tuder

Mar 27, 2014 4:04pm

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Turns out you can compare apples and oranges thanks to the techie expertise of Google.

The search engine quietly launched a nutrition comparison tool late last year that allows users to easily compare the nutritional values of different foods.

So, for those wanting to finally put an easy end do the debate of apples versus oranges, they can quickly search “compare apples and oranges,” and they’ll see that oranges toes ahead with five less calories per 100 grams, along with less carbohydrates and sugars.

Google told NPR that it’s getting most of its data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Nutrient Database, so you can compare anything the Department of Agriculture keeps information on.

“We noticed that people were doing a lot of food and nutrition searches — multi-step searches on one food and another food,” Google spokesperson Krisztina Radosavljevic-Szilagyi told NPR. “These things are often compared to one another, so we thought, ‘why don’t we make it easy?’”

Scroll through for some comparisons of similar foods, like rice and quinoa, bagels and doughnuts and more.

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