Want to Check Gluten In Your Food On The Go ?

According to an estimate 15 million people in the United States have some form of food allergy. There are many side effects of gluten including  bloating, abdominal discomfort or pain, constipation and diarrhea.
Want to Check Gluten In Your Food On The Go
Want to Check Gluten In Your Food On The Go
A good news is that now you can check your food anywhere whether it is gluten free or not. A California based startup has developed a portable device that will allow consumers to test their food for gluten on the go. Designed in San Francisco by a team from MIT, Stanford, Google and Nike, NIMA can analyze any type of food or beverage for gluten down to 20 parts per million, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) classification for gluten free products.

Users of the device are instructed to fill a disposable cartridge with a pea-sized sample of food and then load it into the device, which is about half the size of a smartphone.

Roughly two minutes later, after the device measures the chemical reaction between antibody proteins and gluten, the screen will display a happy face if no gluten was detected.

Conversely, a wheat icon and text that reads "gluten found" will appear if any gluten is detected.

The price of this device is $199, are expected to ship out to customers by the end of the year.

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