What’s in my Gluten-Free Cookies?

Switching to a gluten-free diet can be challenging, particularly when it comes to the memories brought on by the thought of grandma’s rich, butter-, sugar-, and flour-filled chocolate chip cookies. For the newly gluten-free and veterans alike, baking with different flours and gums can be intimidating. Store-bought gluten-free alternatives to our favourite treats, however, are becoming increasingly more common. Here, TellSpec is taking a look at what can be found in a commercial gluten-free chocolate chip cookie.

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TellSpec Findings:

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6 replies
  1. Dale
    Dale says:

    Just Love This!!
    How many elements are read per food item? Partial or all?
    Will we be able to read seafood/meats in the future?

    Reply
    • TellSpec Staff
      TellSpec Staff says:

      We are working on the user interface and the user experience so that has not been finalized at this time. We are also working on all kinds of proteins for the future. I would encourage everyone to be patient as many elements are considered comprehensively and developmentally.

      Reply
  2. Ionut
    Ionut says:

    Hi,

    Will the device able to read gluten even if it is about traces of gluten and not an ingredient by intention? For example, depending on sensitivity, 10mg of gluten can hurt for a celiac person.

    Thank you!

    Reply
    • TellSpec Staff
      TellSpec Staff says:

      We are not a medical device, so trace amounts are not on our radar at this time. The architecture for the detection levels is being developed at this time.

      Reply
  3. David DeLapp
    David DeLapp says:

    To be actually useful to someone with gluten sensitivity the Tellspec needs to measure many more chemicals than the traditional alpha giladin. You also need to check for wheat germ agglutinin, deaminated alpha giladin 33-mer, alpha giladin 17-mer, gamma giladin 15-mer, omega giladin 17-mer, glutenin-21-mer, gluteomorphin, and prodynomorphin. Here is a link to a paper from Cyrex labs which I use in diagnosing my patients with gluten sensitivity : http://www.cyrexlabs.com/Portals/0/Docs/ClinicalApplications/ClinicalAppArray3.pdf

    Thanks – if your unit is able to test all of these in foods it would be a massive benefit for my patients.

    Reply
    • TellSpec Staff
      TellSpec Staff says:

      Understood. Thank you for your interest and detail. Year 1 detection levels are being tested currently and we will be updating everyone after Phase 1 beta testing is completed and analyzed in the summer.

      Reply

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