FoodGuide for iPhone and iPad: The exact contents of foods revealed

Which fruit contains the most vitamin C, which vegetable is packed with iron? FoodGuide, the new universal app for iPhone and iPad, knows the nutritional value, vitamin, mineral and trace elements of the most important foods – and provides you with that information at the touch of a button. What really distinguishes this application is the comprehensive filter function that allows vegetarians to look through foodstuffs via their protein content, excluding those foods that contain fish, eggs and meat.

Brief summary:
- New app: FoodGuide - Vitamins, Minerals & Nutrients
- universal app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
- nutritional information database for food
- search criteria for specific analyses
- additional information for vegetarians
- links to wikipedia articles
- shopping lists and function for adding comments
- names of foods in various languages
- price: $2.99
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More and more people are taking vitamin pills these days. The reason for this is because they fear they have too low an intake of nutrients. A balanced, varied diet has everything that a human body requires, and so it’s worth taking a closer look at a person’s diet. FoodGuide, the new universal app for iPhone and iPad, allows you to do just that.

The app has information on the 700 most important and basic foods that fall into the categories of, for example, ‘fruit’, ‘vegetable’, ‘fish’, ‘meat and sausages’ or ‘dairy products’.

For each foodstuff, the app offers you detailed nutritional information, always given in 100 grammes. You only need a quick glance to discover the energy value or protein content of an item, or find out its vitamin, mineral and trace element contents. The entire body of nutritional information is displayed in a clear and adaptable table.

FoodGuide - Vitamins, Minerals & Nutrients: Sorting based on nutritional content, locating by means of criteria
The Vitamins & Nutrients app doesn’t simply list the information. It also makes it easy to use the data to some handy additional functions. It’s easily possible to sort foods according to certain nutritional characteristics. In this way you can quickly find and identify foods with the highest calcium content, or fruits with the highest vitamin-C level.

Alternatively you can use the ‘locating by means of criteria’ function. This allows you to create your own criteria, according to which the relevant foodstuffs will appear in a listed format. So for example, you could search for foods rich in calcium and magnesium but low in cholesterol. The search criteria can be combined with one another, as well as be used with a certain group of food or indeed all foodstuffs. Meat, fish, eggs and milk can all be excluded according to personal preference.

Tanja Credner, chief executive of Baliza GmbH, says of the app: “It was important for us that every user can acquire the information that is especially important to him or her both quickly and easily. We didn’t want to develop an app where someone would lose interest amid thousands of data entries and results.”

It’s also easy to post a comment on any food product and to rate them according to your personal tastes. If you happen to be on holiday, you can look up nutritional information in English, Spanish, French or Dutch. And for anyone who requires further information on specific foods, FoodGuide provides links to corresponding wikipedia articles.

FoodGuide - Vitamins, Minerals & Nutrients: the new app is available immediately in the iTunes App Store
Vitamins & Nutrients 1.1 (19.5 MB) is the universal app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and is available for purchase in the iTunes App Store in the "Health and Fitness" category. The app costs $2.99.

FoodGuide - Vitamins, Minerals & Nutrients has information on the following topics:
- General nutritional information: Energy value, protein, carbohydrates, roughage, total sugar content, fats, saturated fats, monounsaturated fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, cholesterol
- Minerals and trace elements: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium
- Vitamins: vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K

Offer to the press: Anyone that would like to test the app may request a promotional code from the press agency. By using the promotional code the app can be installed free of charge.

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Information about Baliza GmbH:
Baliza GmbH specializes in the development of apps for iPhone and iPad, for its own purposes as well as at the request of customers. Company founder and chief executive Tanja Credner has been responsible for the development and conception of mobile apps since 2009.

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