Food labels can get confusing. How many additives are in your cereal? What nutrients does your favorite brand of yogurt contain? Is that cookie really gluten-free? A new platform called Sage has launched and is making all those questions easier to answer. Sage is an interactive data platform that allows consumers to access digital food labels. It includes ingredients lists with helpful notes, indications of whether or not an item contains GMOs or common food allergens and a list of how much exercise it would take to burn off the product. Sage also has a handy map that plots out all the known locations of a product’s ingredients.
Launched by a team of designers and nutritionists, the platform currently has several thousand products in its growing database. Searches can be done by keyword or brand name. Users can also create Pinterest-like boards that could be useful for their specific dietary needs. For those counting calories, the web app also calculates what your ideal calorie allowance is based on height, weight, age and fitness level.
The site really comes in handy for anyone suffering from a food allergy, food intolerance or diseases or conditions that require close monitoring of food consumption, like diabetes or high blood pressure. We don’t know about you all, but this is officially our new favorite site for keeping ourselves informed and healthy in the food circuit.
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(h/t Tech Crunch)