Nima Peanut Sensor: Planned for Fall 2017

Is it really peanut-free?

Is there ground peanut in the sauce?

Nima peanut sensor: curry and rice dish

Are peanuts hidden inside the ganache?

Nima peanut sensor: chocolates

Wonder if something is peanut-free before you feed it to your child, your partner, or a friend who can’t eat peanuts?

Almost 40 percent of people who avoid peanuts told Nima they get exposed to peanuts in restaurants at least once a
month. People who avoid peanuts tell us the most difficult situations for eating peanut-free are when traveling, dining out, and at friends’ or family members’ homes.

Nima is developing a portable peanut sensor that you can use anytime, anywhere. Built using similar technology to Nima’s portable gluten sensor, this sleek, pocket-sized device can be carried in a purse or backpack.

Nima’s peanut sensor will provide a quick spot test of a dish or a packaged food item. You’ll take a small, pea-sized sample and insert it into a one-time-use capsule. Insert the capsule into the device, and within a few minutes you’ll get a notification
if the sample contains peanuts.

Join the waitlist to be the first to be notified when the Nima peanut sensor launches in fall 2017.

Our peanut sensor is designed to be:


  • Nima is still working on the the final level of detection for peanuts, but is targeting below 15 parts per million of peanut proteins
  • Nima will test for common proteins across the most commonly found varietals of peanuts in the U.S., including Runners, Virginia, Spanish, and Valencia

Seamless in your daily life

  • A beautifully designed product that feels modern and sleek
  • Resilient and small enough to be in a backpack, briefcase, or purse

Connected with community

  • The Nima app will integrate with the peanut sensor so you’ll be able to share test results with others in the community avoiding peanuts, in addition to the gluten-free test results currently populated

Innovative Science

  • Our leading chemistry team has been awarded an NIH SBIR grant specifically to accelerate the introduction of a peanut sensor to the U.S. marketplace

Were peanuts in that box of caramel corn?

Nima Peanut Sensor: photo of caramel popcorn

Were those donuts fried in peanut oil?

Nima peanut sensor: donuts