Want to check if your food is gluten free? This device can help

Posted May 13

Want to see if your food has gluten? The Nima Sensor will help you out.

Mashable published a video this week on the pocket-size device that detects whether or not food includes gluten. It also notifies you if your food was cross-contaminated.

The device comes with an app that stores your information. It will also notify you of any gluten-free restaurants nearby.

How does it work? According to the device’s website, just enter a sample of food into the device’s accompanying capsule and then insert the capsule in the Nima device.

The device will notify you of the gluten levels in three minutes, according to the device’s website.

Watch the video explaining the device here.

Sara Chodosh of Popular Science tested the device. She said it worked quite well, though it’s far from perfect. She said the data storage helped her the most, since it helped her keep notes of which foods were gluten free and which ones weren’t.

“I’ve been waiting for Nima for three years and no, it’s not what I expected,” she wrote. “But it’s still kind of wonderful.”


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