I recently purchased an iPhone and have been in awe with the multiple apps that can make your life a little easier. Amongst the thousands of iPhone apps, there is a recent educational tool to answer consumers’ questions about specific food selections, ingredients, or meal options. Fooducate, which has more than 200,000 items in its product database, essentially puts a nutritionist in hand when you’re at the grocery store.
Fooducate lets you use the iPhone’s built-in camera to scan a product’s barcode. The app then displays a grade a rating of- A through F. In addition, the number of calories per serving and how it compares to similar products in its category is displayed for viewers. Products may receive a bad grade due to excessive sugar, sodium, trans fats, additives, preservatives, etc. In this case, healthier suggestions will be provided to app users. Fooducate also provides data about how highly processed a product is and whether it’s a good choice for dieters. Check out the three simple steps below.
Fooducate is free, and available now in the iTunes App Store. The app requires iOS 4.0 or greater to work, and even though it works on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad, you’ll get the most use of the app if you use an iPhone or iPod Touch with a camera (you can type in barcodes manually if you don’t have a camera.)