Nutrify India Now, a mobile App developed by the Hyderabad based ICMR – National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR-NIN) was recently released by Dr. Balram Bhargava, Secretary, Department of Health Research and Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in New Delhi.
Dr. Hemaltha, Director, ICMR-NIN and other scientists were present to witness the inauguration of the App online. This is an offering from India’s premier nutrition research Institute in its ongoing Centenary Year Celebrations. Nutrify India Now acts as a nutri-guide or a companion that would help assess the nutrients one gets from foods one consumes.
It also helps the users keep track of energy balance, while providing comprehensive nutritional information on Indian Foods, common Indian recipes including calories, proteins, vitamins & minerals. Nutrify India Now makes available the raw food names in 17 Indian languages and is tailored to provide the most comprehensive nutritional guide to Indian users.
Nutrify India Now, unlike many other apps, uses specifically Indian guidelines prescribed by ICMR, authentic and well-researched India-specific databases, Indian foods and recipes and their nutrition information. The users can also search foods by nutrients, which enables to look up for the foods that are rich in nutrients of their interest and even access such information only if the food’s name is known in local language.