How Toxic Are You?

With the current GMO outcry, it is important that we ensure that what we are eating is nutritious and not the opposite. Nurtima is a kitchen scale that calculates the nutritional values, possible toxins and freshness of your food and ingredients. The scale combines piezoelectricity with smart and flexible technologies, and is charged by bending repeatedly. This action creates enough electric charge for the scale to operate for the duration required.

  • The scale along with weight, analyzes the food’s or ingredient’s weight, basic nutritional information (energy, protein, carbohydrates and fat content), freshness level, and cautions the user of high levels of the most common toxins, such as mercury.
  • It can also be used as a traditional kitchen scale when measuring ingredients in a bowl.

Nutrima is a 2013 Electrolux Design Lab semi-finalist.

Designer: Janne Palovuori


  • keici says:

    Incredible concept which can really be very useful for local societies, food markets and global health. I would definitely love to see this in my hands. Good luck to Janne!

  • Genius! This will definitely make everyone conscious of what they put into their mouths. I would love to have this.

  • Marja-Liisa says:

    Great concept. If only it could/would calculate the amount of carbon hydrates in the food, it would be a great device for persons suffering from diabetes – and there are a lot of them!

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