When you type 11+23 into Google, a calculator appears to inform you that the sum is 34. When you enter After Earth, it displays showtimes near you for the new Will Smith film. Want to know what a "knaidel" - the word that helped 13-year-old Arvind Mahankali win this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee - is? Type "define: knaidel" into Google, and a quick definition appears. But when you ask the search engine how much fat is in an avocado, you're greeted with an array of sometimes conflicting results, requiring you to select and click on a link where you'll hopefully find your information. No more.
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Starting today, and rolling out over the next ten days, Google is adding a helpful new results feature: You'll be able to see relevant nutritional info for over 1,000 foods. Simply type your question (for example: "How many calories are in an apple?" or "How much fiber is in a banana?") into Google, and you'll be presented with those facts in addition to the usual search results. If you use Chrome, you can also tap the microphone and ask your question out loud. The search engine uses semantic cues - a.k.a. finds key words and phrases in your question that relate to nutrition data - to give you the desired results. If knowledge is indeed power - and when it comes to making healthy choices, it is - you are about to become one strong woman.
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