iProteins 12+

iNutrient - Proteins

James Hollender

Designed for iPad

    • $2.99



iProteins is one of 10 iNutrient apps based on the USDA National Nutrient Database. The others include:

- iCarbs (Carbohydrates)
- iCholesterol (Dietary Cholesterol)
- iFiber (Fiber)
- iKals (Calories)
- iPotassium (Potassium)
- iSatFat (Saturated Fat)
- iSodium (Sodium)
- iSugars (Sugars)
- Vitamin K (Vitamins K1, K1D & K2)

Users can record their intake for any food. The information is maintained for one year and is presented in reverse chronological order grouped by day, so the latest data is presented first in the list. Editing allows for: 1) changing the number of servings; 2) changing the date; and 3) deleting records. Individual Intake Items can be copied to the current day, and all Intake Items for a single day can be copied to the current day.

Review by Teresa Abbate of This Dish is Vegetarian (www.thisdishisvegetarian.com):
You can find an app for anything- shopping, dining out, even finding public restrooms in your city. But for vegetarians and vegans who want to make sure they're getting enough protein in their diet, start downloading iProteins.

Designed for bodybuilders and vegans concerned with their protein intake, iProtein users can look up different foods according to category- groupings include Fruits & Vegetables, Fast Food, Dairy & Eggs, Cereal Grains, and Snacks. For each food selection, the app will list the serving size, calorie content, protein content in grams, percentage of protein by weight, and the USDA Nutrient Database number.

The information is derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Protein Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. iProtein currently features over 1,100 different food servings and can also be searched according to how a food is prepared. (i.e. "canned spinach" versus "frozen spinach" or "granola with raisins") ...

iProteins will also provide information pages on obtaining proteins on a vegan diet and the foods with the highest content. ...

Though most knowledgeable vegans and vegetarians have already done their nutrition homework and know how to get their daily protein intake, this will still be a helpful app when in the grocery store or when dining out. It's also a great tool for new vegetarians and vegans, and for anyone who's ever asked them, "So where do you get your protein from?"

The iProteins app provides information about foods and how they are rated for protein content. This is provided as a means to assist in deciding which foods to eat. If you are a bodybuilder, you probably want to have a high intake of carbohydrates, but on the other hand if you are a vegan then you want to make sure you are taking in a sufficient amount of protein. The food servings are rated from EXTREMELY LOW in Proteins all the way up to EXTREMELY HIGH. The following colors help readily identify which is which:

- Black = Rated EXTREMELY HIGH in Proteins (30.01 - 51.89 g)
- Dark Red = Rated VERY HIGH in Proteins (20.01 - 30.00 g)
- Red = Rated HIGH in Proteins (15.01 - 20.00 g)
- Orange = Rated MODERATELY HIGH in Proteins (12.01 - 15.00 g)
- Yellow = Rated MODERATE in Proteins (9.01 - 12.00 g)
- Yellow-Green = Rated MODERATELY LOW in Proteins (6.01 - 9.00 g)
- Green = Rated LOW in Proteins (3.01 - 6.00 g)
- Cyan = Rated VERY LOW in Proteins (0.01 - 3.00 g)
- White = Rated EXTREMELY LOW in Proteins (0.00 g)

There are eight tables listing food servings:

- All Foods
- Fast Foods
- Fruits & Vegetables
- Meat, Fish & Shellfish
- Dairy & Egg
- Cereal Grains & Pasta
- Sweets
- Snacks

The All Foods list allows you to search by any word or partial word from all the Food Titles.

Selecting a food in any of the tables will display pertinent information about the selected food serving:

- Food Title
- Weight (in grams)
- Common Measure (serving size for weight)
- Protein Content (in grams)
- Calories
- Percentage of Protein by Weight (if at least 1%)
- USDA Description
- USDA Food Group
- USDA Nutrient Database Number

What’s New

Version 7.0

A powerful new Search Facility has been added to the All Foods view. You can now search providing two search words/phrases. The first is required, but the second is optional. If a second word/phrase is provided, then you have the option of three possible ways to use the two words/phrases: 1) AND; 2) OR; and 3) BUT NOT. Search words/phrases are case insensitive. White space at the beginning and end of Search words/phrases will be removed. The "AND / OR / BUT NOT" operand selection is not taken into account unless there is a second Search word/phrase. As you are entering the Search criteria, the number of items found is displayed.

Ratings and Reviews

LindsayBeau1 ,

Not worth $1.99

Not a bad ap but can get the same info for free.
Lists highest foods with protein but all meat? no veg list from high to low?
Not what I expected.

JSBach-wanabee ,

Great New Feature

I really like being able to keep track of how much I eat each day.

Jesselee82 ,

This is a Great App for Healthy minded people.

This is a Great App for Healthy minded people. Especially body builders.

App Privacy

The developer, James Hollender, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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