What’s in my Apple?

The old adage “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is a popular one. This week TellSpec is taking a look at that apple and discussing some of the benefits and drawbacks to which your daily apple might lead.

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TellSpec Findings:

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What’s in my Whole Grain Gluten-Free Bread?

Awareness of certain people’s medical necessity to avoid gluten has raised awareness and increased availability of gluten-free products. Research Company Mintel reports that 65% of consumers who choose gluten-free products do so because they perceive them to be healthier, and 27% report that they feel gluten-free products help with weight loss. TellSpec is taking a closer look at the “healthier choice” with this whole grain gluten-free bread.

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TellSpec Findings:


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What’s in my Enriched Fiber Sandwich Bread?

With Thanksgiving over, leftovers abound. A popular way of dealing with this “problem” is the loaded leftover hot turkey sandwich, with everything that was on the table now loaded onto a few slices of bread. Last week we looked at what’s in those Thanksgiving favorites, but what about the bread itself?

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TellSpec Findings:

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What’s in your Thanksgiving Meal?

I’m soon to be sitting down with family this week, like most of us are, and I’m wondering…what’s in my turkey dressing? So this week, TellSpec added turkey dressing to its database, and here is what we found when we scanned it: Gluten, BHA, MSG, High Fructose Corn Syrup, and Artificial Meat Flavors!

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TellSpec Findings:

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What’s in your Thanksgiving Meal?

I’m soon to be sitting down with family this week, like most of us are, and I’m wondering…what’s in my cranberry sauce? So this week, TellSpec added cranberry sauce to its database, and here is what we found when we scanned it: Sugars, Vitamin C, High Fructose Corn Syrup, and Animal Gelatin!

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TellSpec Findings:

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What’s in my White Cheddar Popcorn?

The quality of your health depends a great deal on the quality of the food you eat. When it’s snack time, some people try to eat foods which appear more healthy but that isn’t always the case.

This week, TellSpec added some white cheddar popcorn to its database, and here is what we found when we scanned it: Soy, Whey, Lactose, Sodium, and Trans Fats.

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TellSpec Findings:

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What’s in my BBQ Potato Chips?

This week, TellSpec added some BBQ potato chips to its database, and here is what we found when we scanned them: Wood Sugar (Xylitol), PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons/smoke), Yeast, Trans Fats, Vitamin C, and high calories.

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TellSpec Findings:

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What’s in my Corn Chips?

The quality of your health depends a great deal on the quality of the food you eat. When it’s snack time, some people try to choose to eat foods which appear more healthy—but that isn’t always the case.

This week, TellSpec added some corn chips to its database, and here is what we found when we scanned them: Food Dyes, Monosodium Glutamate, Sodium, Maltodextrin, Trans Fats, and high in calories.

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TellSpec Findings:

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What’s in my Cheese Puffs?

The quality of your health depends a great deal on the quality of the food you eat. When it’s snack time, some people try to choose to eat foods which appear more healthy but that isn’t always the case.

This week, TellSpec added some gluten-free cheese puffs to its database, and here is what we found when we scanned them: Milk Whey, Disodium Phosphate, Sodium, Trans Fats, and high levels of both fats and calories.

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TellSpec Findings:

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A Message From Our CEO …

Dear friends,

I have included below an invite to become an early participant in our Indiegogo crowdfunding health technology campaign, but first I want to introduce myself.

I’ve been an entrepreneur for over 20 years, building eight companies on three continents. Most recently I had been working in the field of preventive medicine, until my daughter became ill. I made it my mission to identify the cause of her mysterious illness and help her get better.

After a year of exploring every possibility with many specialists, we finally discovered that she is very sensitive to gluten and other allergens. The world is slowly shifting towards better food labeling and more choices, but gluten is still prevalent in many foods, often without identification. It was very hard to find foods that would not contribute to my daughter’s illness. I began searching for a product to help me manage her food intake and, from this experience, TellSpec was born.

TellSpec is the world’s first hand-held consumer device that analyzes the nutrients, calories, chemicals and allergens in food products. What exactly are you eating? Do you know? TellSpec can analyze any food, you just aim the handheld scanner at the food, and TellSpec sends a report to your phone. TellSpec is a fast, convenient and simple way to learn what’s in your food.

We are sharing this news with leading doctors, scientists, nutritionists and early-adopters to offer you an opportunity to help bring this breakthrough in health technology to market. By becoming an early contributor in our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, you can be one of the first to own the device and play an important role in making this powerful tool available to the public; empowering people to make smart choices before they eat.

Please read about our different crowdfunding campaign options on Indiegogo; and if you believe, as we do, that TellSpec will have a positive impact on health, please consider making a contribution.

Thank you for your interest in TellSpec. I hope you will join us in being part of the clean food revolution with inventions such as TellSpec.

Sincerely,

Isabel Hoffmann
Founder and CEO