I am using an API that provides a load of nutritional information for food, for example calories, protein, etc. However what it does not provide is any sort of categorization of that food. Can anyone recommend a database or API, free or paid, that would allow me to match food names to general categories (like meat, fruit, vegetable, etc)? I am thinking if this is not in the food-database related space perhaps it's in some kind of text processing or NLP library I might not be familiar with?

Thanks for any suggestions!


All the information in this answer was provided in the comments section by Barry Carter. I'm just putting it an answer because comments can be arbitrarily deleted and the information lost.

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