A new research study used and electronic tongue device to help detect gluten in various foods. The results were…
the system also allowed distinguishing “Gluten-free” and “Gluten-containing” foodstuffs (15 foods, including breads, flours, baby milked flours, cookies and breakfast cereals) with an overall sensitivity and specificity greater than 83%, using the signals of only 4 selected polymeric membranes (selected using a stepwise procedure). Since only one “Gluten-containing” foodstuff was misclassified as “Gluten-free”, the device could be used as a preliminary tool for quality control of foods for celiac patients.
Talanta. 2011 Jan 15;83(3):857-64.
Interesting concept, but honestly, if you are eating something that you suspect might contain gluten shouldn’t you just re-evaluate whether or not that particular food choice is a bad one? Does the insanity and vacation from common sense ever end!?!?
What do you think? Would you buy an electronic gluten detecting tongue?
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