Platform API

The #1 food and nutrition database in the world, utilized by more than 30,000 developers, in more than 70 countries contributing in excess of 700 million API calls every month.
Get access to more than 1.5 million verified food items covering generic foods, branded/manufactured products as well as restaurant items.
Our database undergoes daily update processes to ensure all data is kept up-to-date globally while our UPC/barcode hit rate is >90%.
Complete access to a comprehensive database of accurate food and nutrition information as well as exercise and weight management tools.

Trusted by more than
100 corporations globally.
List of our clients (amongst others):

Looking for the best API service possible?

You may be interested in FatSecret Platform API Premier which provides some great additional features

Start using the FatSecret Platform API

  • Browse the REST API documentation.
  • Register for a FatSecret Platform API account and receive your API key.
  • Find resources such as tools and code libraries.
For troubleshooting and technical issues please use our dedicated group forums. Let us know if you have any feedback.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which countries' nutrition data does the FatSecret Platform API provide access to?

We provide access to more than 70 unique, stand-alone and truly localized country data sets, please see full list here. All country data sets have a default language and are fully language agnostic meaning they can be returned in any of the currently 23 supported languages.

What type of data do you provide access to?

Our API provides access to the largest source of verified accurate food and nutrition data globally, available in 23 languages and in excess of 70 countries. There are more than 1.5 million unique foods and products. The data includes calories, macro nutrients as well as micro nutrients (where available) as well as food categories and multiple serving options for most foods, please find more information here.

Moreover, the API provides access to an exhaustive food UPC / EAN barcode database with global barcode coverage exceeding 90%.

Additionally, the API provides access to more than 14,000 unique, high quality curated, international recipes including images, cooking directions, ingredients and nutritional profile that can be returned on a per-country basis, please see here.

Do you provide access to recipes?

The API provides access to more than 14,000 unique, high quality curated, international recipes including images, cooking directions, ingredients and nutritional profile that can be returned on a per-country basis, please see here.

Do you offer a trial of the Premier API?

We provide testing and evaluation through our Basic FatSecret Platform API which is free. Please register here to get started. If you would like to test or evaluate any Premier capabilities or localization to supported countries, please get in touch with us.

What is the source of the data and how often is it updated?

Our data and content team utilizes and relies on a number of sources to curate and update the databases of generic foods, branded and restaurant products and their associated servings and nutritional information. These include official local and national government publications and reference materials, manufacturer/brand submitted products via FatSecret Brand Tools, publicly available information and verified user contributed data.

Thousands of updates to datasets occur daily with our team utilizing systematic processes for reviewing and verifying information on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly basis with a view to keeping the databases as up to date, accurate and relevant as possible. No data is accessible through the API until it is reviewed and verified to ensure it satisfies high fidelity criteria which are applied on a continual basis to all items to maintain the accuracy of the data.

Do you provide technical support and/or SLAs?

As part of FatSecret Platform API Premier, we work with many multinational organizations and as part of commercial arrangements provide professional Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with guaranteed uptime, minimum customer support response times as well as service level credits.

We also provide technical support via email, phone and video chat for all our Premier clients.

Please get in touch with any questions.

Can we access FatSecret member nutrition data through the API?

Yes, full 3-legged OAuth enables you to provide your application to users who are members of FatSecret (who are using one of our websites or our mobile app). This facility allows users to approve your application to act on their behalf without sharing their FatSecret account credentials with you. Essentially FatSecret members can consent to share their data with your application.

You can use this mechanism to attain a valid access token for a profile that is directly linked to a user account on FatSecret (instead of creating your own profiles for users), so you can build whatever applications and services you wish for existing FatSecret members.

Who are your customers?

We have worked with hundreds of corporate clients globally and Premier customers include Amazon, Fitbit, LifeScan, Medtronic, Nestlé, Samsung and Welldoc together with entities that trust and rely on us to deliver an unparalleled nutrition experience for their customers.

How can I test the data?

You can register for free here and start testing our API today. If you need access to any of our Premier features or non-US data sets, please get in touch with us.

Alternatively, you can try using any of our free FatSecret international websites or our free "Calorie Counter by FatSecret" mobile app available for Android and iOS.

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