Ingredient1 (Version 1.1)

Synopsis of the App
The Ingredient1 app helps you discover natural and specialty foods based on taste profile, ingredients, allergens, nutrient data and labels such as organic and GMO-free.

RDN Score
4 out of 5

Platform and Price
Free. Apple only


  • Easy to use.
  • Ingredient1 focuses on the food and does not persuade users to follow a specific diet.
  • Foods are catalogued based on ingredients and over 127 variables for each product.
  • Opens with one question: "What are you in the mood for?"
  • Discover foods through your diet preference settings. These include: "I eat anything," dairy-free, GMO-free, kosher, gluten-free, organic, paleo, vegan and vegetarian.
  • Set taste preferences.
  • Highly customizable. Declare favorite and disliked ingredients; indicate you love cumin and get more products featuring it. Say you hate chocolate and banish it for good (or until your tastes change).
  • Includes randomized search options for desired flavors, textures and characteristics including: savory, crunchy, chewy, creamy, sweet, organic, GMO-free, small, medium and large.
  • Once you've discovered a food you like, save it, share it or "fave" it for easy recall.
  • Use the find function to locate hard-to-find foods near you or be notified when they are in your area.
  • Search for and select foods based on what is currently and recently trending.
  • Easily opt out of specific ingredients.
  • Connect with Twitter and Facebook to share your own and discover your friends' favorite foods.


  • Database is limited by the 200 brands and stores the app maker partners with.
  • Available on Apple only at the time of this review.

Bottom Line
With no pressure to follow a specific diet, Ingredient1 is a convenient portal to uncover the ingredients in new, less mainstream and hard to find foods.

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.