Using JavaScript to extract nutrition facts from recipes

Marcello Barile
Oct 17, 2019 · 4 min read

About 3 years ago, I’ve started a side project named “FFaaS — FoodFacts as a Service”; the aim was to create a web-service + a web-app capable of analyzing a recipe, given as an input, and extract some meaningful nutrition data from it.

The kick-off has been pretty fast, in a couple of weeks I managed to have a very first functioning version ready-ish to be used.