Edamam and Houndify
Nov 17, 2020
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Houndify Partners With Edamam to Voice-Enable Extensive Database of Food Knowledge to Help Users Eat Better

We’re excited to announce a partnership with Edamam that will allow developers using the Houndify Voice AI platform to access nutrition analysis and diet recommendations for over 5 million recipes and 750,000+ food items, including most foods you can order from fast-food chains, large grocery stores, and local restaurants. This will enable more ways to provide nutritional information to more people, and helps consumers to easily make smarter choices about food anytime and anywhere, hands-free, via simple voice queries.

The Edamam database will become part of Houndify’s growing library of hundreds of content domains—enabling quick and accurate responses to queries on a variety of topics without requiring the use of specific phrasing or hard-coded commands.

Edamam and Houndify

Through the partnership, Houndify users will now have access to Edamam’s unique food database, including information for over 40 lifestyle, health, and allergen-free diets, including keto, vegan, gluten-free, and low carb. Users will also be able to ask follow-up questions, ensuring that the conversation is seamless and natural.

The partnership with Edamam provides users hands-free access to information that will help them eat better and live healthier, happier, and longer lives. Getting the information they need is easier with Houndify’s advanced voice AI technology, which allows users to express themselves naturally, with queries like:

●  “How many calories in a Big Mac?”

●  “Show me a keto-friendly recipe for chicken.”

●  “Give me nutritional information for 1/2 cup of oatmeal.”

●  “Show me a recipe for pesto without nuts”

Other types of queries supported include:

●  “Which fast food restaurants have vegetarian options?”

●  “What foods can I eat to boost my immunity?”

●  “Show me nutritional information for a salad with 4 cups of kale, 4 carrots, 1 green apple, 1 avocado, and 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar.”

Hands-free nutrition information

With the addition of Edamam’s Nutrition Wizard API and Recipe Search API, Houndify users will be able to use simple voice queries to get nutritional and dietary information on approximately 10,000 generic foods, lists of over 600,000 packaged foods, over 90,000 items found in the menus of popular restaurant chains, as well as 70,000 most commonly eaten meals.

Food data from Edamam

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. It powers food and nutrition data solutions for companies such as Nestle, Amazon, Food Network to name a few.

In the last year, SoundHound Inc. has announced multiple domain partnerships including ones with BigOveniHeartRadioWCitiesRADIO.COM, and Parkopedia.

Read the full press release announcing this partnership.

Developers interested in exploring the Houndify platform can visit Houndify.com to learn more and register for a free account.

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