Eating gluten free is certainly a trend, but for many people, it’s a crucial necessity. Those with Celiac disease become very sick when ingesting even the slightest amount of gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barleyCeliac is a serious genetic autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine.  

Restaurants must be very careful when preparing meals advertised as gluten free, but the onus to consume foots safely ultimately falls on the patrons with gluten intolerance.

Here’s an innovative device that can help.  Nima is the company and the name of the portable tester that allows you to test your food for unwanted ingredients, starting with gluten. Users can test for other ingredients as well. Here’s how it works:

The starter kit is about $275. There’s also an app and a lively online community for users.

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