Food Groups Detection

Find the basic food groups present in the food. Is it a meat, or is it a fish? Does it contain vegetables, does it contain egg? Ideal for general diet analysis based on the pyramid of food groups.

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Service available in the following LogMeal Plans:


Currently, there are more than 1300 dishes available for recognition. Each dish has a list of food groups according to its composition. For example, a sushi dish has 'fish' and 'rice' as food groups.

The complete list of food groups currently available are:

  • 'meat': any kind of white or red meat.
  • 'dessert': dishes usually eaten as dessert.
  • 'dairy products': products derived from dairy, like milk or yogurt.
  • 'seafood': products derived from animals with shells like clams or prawns.
  • 'rice': rice or products that can contain rice.
  • 'fruit': any kind of cooked or fresh fruit.
  • 'noodles/pasta': all types of italian pasta or asian noodles.
  • 'vegetables': either cooked or raw vegetable products.
  • 'fish': fish and fish-derived products.
  • 'bread': all kinds of bread and grain-like products.
  • 'fried food': any food that was fried during its cooking procedure.
  • 'egg': that contains a relevant amount of egg.
  • 'soup': dish in the form of soup, which has a large portion of water.
  • 'cereal/grain': dishes containing cereals or similar components.
  • 'nuts': any type of nut or seed.
  • 'alcohol': beverages containing alcohol.
  • 'beverage': any type of beverage.
  • 'soda': sugared beverages.
  • 'tubers and derivatives': any food belonging to tubers family or derivatives.
  • 'sauces and dressings': sauces and other dressings for salads.
  • 'legumes': either cooked or raw legume products.

The available LogMeal API endpoints for accessing to this service are:

Accessible by the following Types of Users:

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Sample Code:


Sample Response:

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