NutriCal, a food data intelligence software, has launched in the region with the aim to equip businesses with information they can use to attract and retain customers.
NutriCal can be integrated by restaurants, cloud kitchens, food delivery companies, aggregators, food manufacturers and brands. The web portal provides automatically generated nutritional fact labels as per FDA guidelines in English and Arabic, macros in the menu and break-up of each of the recipes on the menu.
In addition, with digitisation and online being the core focus of the sector currently, F&B companies can also use NutriCal to create new products, conduct recipe costing and design social media.
The system has data and intelligence of over 25,000 ingredients from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other international databases with the capability of being integrated into the business’s existing tech platforms such as websites and POS systems.
Encouraging the food businesses to use the latest technology frameworks to curate menus and provide intelligence, Soniya Ashar, Founder, NutriCal says: “Our long-term vision at NutriCal is to be able to match the consumer’s preferences to a business’s food products and recipes. NutriCal resonates with the dynamic food and beverage market of the UAE and we are hopeful to contribute to the nation’s vision of being happy, healthy and sustainable. Ultimately, with our solution we want every food business to attract customers and increase revenue as their consumers are able to make a satisfactory and informed decision about the food they consume. Having received a positive response from the UAE market, we have plans to expand our business line in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We see immense opportunity and potential in the GCC region and would want to be instrumental in bringing about a positive change in the offerings the food industry has to offer.”
“Moreover, with the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an evident shift in consumer behaviour. They are now demanding greater transparency into sanitation and food offerings by restaurants. Demand for healthy food has risen to unprecedented levels too. Therefore, food service providers and food delivery companies that display nutritional and caloric information for menu items are allowing customers to take better control of their wellbeing,” she adds.