Top honours for new gluten detector
Every year, Popular Science honours 100 innovations that are brilliant, revolutionary, and bound to shape the future – and here’s one on the list that relates to a key industry trend/concern.
People with celiac disease normally have to take a cook’s word on whether their meal is truly gluten-free. Nima, a pocket Gluten Detector lets them test the food for themselves.
Antibodies on the card-deck-size device’s test strips react to gluten levels as low as 20 parts per million, the gluten-free limit set by the FDA, in just over two minutes.
In the future, the company plans to expand its ingredient detection to include other common food allergens, such as peanuts.
It’s available from the end of 2016, according to its website, for $199.
Nima was also named one of Time Magazine’s 25 Best Inventions of 2015.
Source: Popular Science
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