Nima Pocket Gluten Detector


By: Aidan Cunningham, Journalist

People with gluten allergies usually have to take a chef’s word when they go out to eat on whether something is gluten-free.

Nima lets them test the food themselves. To test if something is gluten-free, you take a tiny piece of the item, put it into the capsule that comes out of the Nima, and tightly screw the cap on.  Then you put the capsule into the Nima and click it into place. Press start, and the test will start. A smiley face means that it is gluten-free and a sad face, meaning that the food item has gluten. The Nima is pocket-sized, so you can take it anywhere you go. In the future, the company plans to expand its ingredient detection to other common food allergies.