Nima will detect 20 ppm and above of gluten or more in samples of food, and the sample size is small (only about the size of a pea). Even in a small sample of a complete dish, a small piece of a gluten-free muffin, for example, 20ppm is a big deal and can be enough to make people who are trying to avoid gluten very sick.
For the peanut detector, Nima follows the FDA’s guidelines, meaning that Nima will detect peanut at 10 ppm.
Nima's primary goal is to empower users to make more educated decisions about the food they choose to eat, but we also feel strongly that the only "bad guy" where gluten or peanut is found is the allergen itself. Rest assured, Nima isn't meant to cause paranoia or play "gotcha". At the same time, we're excited to empower people who might otherwise be afraid to eat out, to go and explore new options.