X

A gluten test that fits in your palm

The Nima is a handheld sensor that you can use to test your food for gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley.

ashleeclarkthompson.jpg
ashleeclarkthompson.jpg
Ashlee Clark Thompson
nimaglutentester-9.jpg
1 of 7 Chris Monroe/CNET

Nima

A smiley face appears on the screen if the Nima detects less than 20 parts per million of gluten.

nimaglutentester-6.jpg
2 of 7 Chris Monroe/CNET

Nima

A wheat symbol comes up on the Nima's screen if gluten is in your food sample.

nimaglutentester-5.jpg
3 of 7 Chris Monroe/CNET

Nima

The food sample mixes with a solution, and a test strip detects any gluten in the solution. It takes about three minutes.

nimaglutentester-4.jpg
4 of 7 Chris Monroe/CNET

Nima

After you screw the top onto the capsule to grind the food, you put the capsule in the Nima sensor.

nimaglutentester-3.jpg
5 of 7 Chris Monroe/CNET

Nima

To test a dish for gluten, you put a pea-size sample into a capsule.

nimaglutentester-2.jpg
6 of 7 Chris Monroe/CNET

Nima

You can only use Nima capsules once, and they're not recyclable. A Nima subscription for 12 capsules a month costs about $60, or $5 a capsule.

nimaglutentester-1.jpg
7 of 7 Chris Monroe/CNET

Nima

The Nima (left) is a handheld, Bluetooth-connected sensor that analyzes tiny samples of your food to find out if there's any gluten in what you're about to eat. You put food you want to test in a capsule (right), and put the capsule in the sensor.

More Galleries

2024 Mazda CX-90 Is Large and In Charge
2024 Mazda CX-90

2024 Mazda CX-90 Is Large and In Charge

52 Photos
See Samsung's Galaxy S23 Lineup
Samsung Galaxy S23

See Samsung's Galaxy S23 Lineup

10 Photos
2023's Best TV and Streaming Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More
mandalorian-3-social.png

2023's Best TV and Streaming Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

62 Photos
Hubble and James Webb Space Telescope Images Compared: See the Difference
james-webb-seq-00-14-05-10-still002

Hubble and James Webb Space Telescope Images Compared: See the Difference

12 Photos
Audi Activesphere Is a Transforming All-Terrain EV
Audi Activesphere concept

Audi Activesphere Is a Transforming All-Terrain EV

51 Photos
Yamaha motorcycle and instrument designers trade jobs (pictures)
yamaha01.jpg

Yamaha motorcycle and instrument designers trade jobs (pictures)

16 Photos
CNET's 'Day of the Dead Devices' altar (pictures)
dia-de-los-muertos-3318-001.jpg

CNET's 'Day of the Dead Devices' altar (pictures)

9 Photos