Google Improving Kitchen Efficiency

Whether you’re in your office, living room, or car, Google has a way to keep you connected through its smart devices. Their latest venture, however, means you’re still connected from your kitchen. Let’s see what Google’s got cooking to assist you with food prep and more.

The internet is full of nutritional information, and now Google is sinking over a million dollars’ worth of funding into a company that aims to exploit this. Smart kitchen devices are already on the market—one cutting board has a built-in stand for your tablet and a splatter guard to protect it while you chop, while a kitchen scale is on the way that promises a Bluetooth link to your devices.

If you are cooking from scratch, this is great news. Nearly a quarter of a million products are in the database already. All you need to do is select a product or scan its barcode. Then, you weigh the ingredients you need for your recipe. The scale calculates the nutritional information for each ingredient based on volume, and provides accurate information on calories, carbs, and more.

Adding blueberries to your favorite breakfast is no longer a matter of guesswork. You will be able to see exactly how many calories and sugars you are adding to your oatmeal, yogurt, or granola. It’s also a great way to keep track of your diet, now that we recognize the health benefits of avoiding processed foods.

It only makes sense that Google is working its way into the kitchen. After all, many find themselves spending more and more of their household budget in an attempt to eat healthier foods. With grocery costs on the rise, Google may have found its place in the food industry by providing “technical support,” so to speak, to household chefs.