Frequently asked questions
Can I get reimbursed through my FSA/HSA?
If you have a peanut allergy, and participate in either a FSA (Flexible Spending Account) or HSA (Health Savings Account) through your employer, you can likely get reimbursed for any Nima peanut purchase. After you've purchased Nima, you can get reimbursed in a few easy steps – click the link below for instructions.How to get reimbursed
What are Peanut Test Capsules and how much will they cost?
Each capsule contains an innovative chemistry test to detect peanut protein in your food. Capsules are single-use and disposable -- you'll use one capsule for every item/dish you test. Most people use about 12 capsules a month. You can purchase capsules in 12-packs as-needed ($72, or $59 for Premium Members) or via one of our flexible subscription options ($59 per 12-pack).Watch the How to Test video
How does Nima work?
Nima uses antibody based chemistry to test a sample of food for peanut protein. Just place a small amount of food into a new peanut test capsule, insert the capsule into the sensor, push the button, wait a few minutes, and see the result! Since Nima tests a sample of food, not your entire dish, please use Nima’s test result as an additional data point to use alongside all your normal precautions.
How accurate is the Nima Peanut Sensor?
The Nima Peanut Sensor was designed to detect traces of peanut protein at 10 ppm or above. The final round of testing conducted by the Nima team shows the sensor to be sensitive at that level in 99% of all cases (excluding known problem foods). You can see the full test results, as well as third party validation, on the Nima science page.
What foods can Nima test?
Nima can test almost any food, liquid or solid! For example, soups, sauces, ice cream, salads, chocolate, nut butters, baked goods, cereals, granola, packaged foods, & more. There are a few limitations, See Below FAQ.
Are there any foods the Nima Peanut Sensor cannot test?
Nima was not validated for non-food substances such as medications and cosmetics. Nima cannot test alcohol, solid chocolate (liquid, melted or powdered chocolate CAN be tested), turmeric, cayenne, sesame, eggplant, tomato paste / sauce and pure paprika. Please read the full manual prior to testing for more information.Learn more
Can Nima be used by all ages?
We designed Nima to be easy enough for anyone in the family to use. In fact, many Nima Peanut Sensor beta testers reported that their children enjoyed using Nima. We do recommend children be supervised by adults in order to establish good testing practices. Nima tests a sample of food -- not the entire dish -- so all testers, regardless of age, should continue to use all normal precautions when choosing what to ingest.
Does the peanut sensor work for tree nuts?
Peanuts are actually not nuts at all, but legumes. Peanuts grow underground while tree nuts grow on trees. There are different proteins in peanut than in tree nuts that cause allergic reactions. The Nima Peanut Sensor will only detect proteins in peanut - not from any tree nuts. The test for tree nut is still in early development. You can read more about peanut allergies, including how they differ from tree nuts, here.
Can I use the peanut sensor to test for gluten?
At this time the peanut sensor is not compatible with the gluten capsule chemistry and vice versa. You will need a separate sensor for each type of testing you want to run.
What if I'm not 100% satisfied?
If you are not satisfied for whatever reason, you can return Nima within 60 days from purchase for a full refund (minus shipping). We will even send you the return label. If you run into trouble when testing or want help getting started, our amazing support team is here to help! Contact us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.orgLearn more
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