Elisa is an experienced gluten-free traveler that always brings a very curious item with her: a little device that can test if there’s gluten in the food you are about to eat.
I met Elisa through her Instagram account Gluten-free trips and I immediately fell for all her gluten-free foodie adventures around the globe. (Does the topic sound familiar ;)? )
Her honesty felt refreshing as well. She will bluntly tell you whether she liked the food or if she felt it was safe to eat there or not. Such honesty seems to be a bit rare nowadays, so that level of transparency is really appreciated. After all, that’s also been my motive to create this space, to share honest and real opinions. I feel reflected in her approach of making reviews.
There is a little device featured in her pictures that immediately caught my attention.
She always travels with a portable gluten tester called Nima. I had previously heard about this gluten sensor —mainly from other gluten-free bloggers from the States— and I was very curious to find out more about this new item that seems to help coeliac people in their trips, home and abroad. So, what better way to find out more about this portable gluten tester than from a gluten-free world traveler that has being using it in all her travels around the world?
What is Nima Gluten Sensor
Nima is a portable gluten tester that allows you to test meals for gluten. It is optimized to detect 20ppm — it detects if gluten is present at more than 20ppm or if the levels are below 20ppm.
By introducing a little piece of the food you are about to eat into the test capsule, it will notify you, in just a couple of minutes, whether the food is gluten-free (it detected a level of gluten below 20ppm) or if gluten has been found (if there is more than 20ppm).
So far, the Nima sensor is only available in the U.S and Canada and costs $229. There’s also an App where you can share and upload your findings.
Additional information — Nima’s scientific research report.
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