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USDA Fields in Item


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December 14, 2013 07:55


I’m using /item to load USDA items and I want to load the “extra” USDA specific fields such as those mentioned in This only seems to be possible with /search and not with item. Which makes no sense to me because I don’t really want to “search” as I already know the item id, and I want to make sure I only load that 1 item at a time. Am I missing something, is there a way to get the USDA items through /item method? I tried adding things like “fields=usda_fields” but that did not work.


January 13, 2014 15:49

Matt Silverman


There is not currently a way to access that information through view item. The extra USDA data was added as a specific feature request on the /search endpoint.

When our API 2.0 launches later this year, it will allow for expanded attributes on both search and item endpoints.


October 30, 2015 13:24


i’m going to use the Nutritionix api to view and search please help me,
special need of of USDA


November 02, 2015 18:22

Matt Silverman


Our API is designed to be used for search lookups primarily. The item ID is only made available from search. Can you explain a bit more about your use case for already having the item ID and just wanting to get the extended nutrients which are already available in search?

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