Health ministry announces app with info of nutritional value of Indian foods

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Ministry of Health will soon launch a mobile app giving information about nutritional value of various Indian food items, said T Longvah, Director of National Institute of Nutrition, here today.

The app is being developed using the data from Indian Food Composition Tables-2017, released recently by the Union Health Minister J P Nadda.

“All consumers have to do is to input the name of the food item and the quantity. The app will tell what would be the calorific value. If a person has had idli, the app will tell how many calories have been consumed.

The app will be ready in about three months,” Longvah said here.

IFCT-2017 report, he said, provides nutritional information about 151 food components of 528 key foods.

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