For those who are fussy eaters, whether it be due to allergies, religion, lifestyle choices or just simply having a limited pallet, food shopping can result in being a daunting task, especially if you are having to study the ingredients list on every product to check it is suitable for you or the person you are shopping for to eat.
Now, thanks to food and drink journalist, Martin Isark and iPhone, drawn out shopping trips can be a thing of the past due to the development of the new and very useful ‘Can I Eat It’ app which allows you to simply and quickly check each item at the click of a button on your phone to see if you can eat it.
The app which can be downloaded from iTunes allows you input your dietary preferences then simply scan the bar code on a product, this then looks the item up on an online database and compares the product ingredients to your selected preferences to instantly find out if you can eat it or not.
Unfortunately the app is only available for iPhone users at present and cannot be used on every single food and drink product available. However, the list of products in continually being updated to add more obscure items to the vast database which covers the majority of products at all major supermarkets.
The app also caters to a huge range of people thanks to having an extensive list of preferences from the obvious things such as gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and nut allergies to lifestyle preferences such as fair trade and organic to religious purposed including Halal and Kosher. The app can also be used on drinks items.
For people looking to watch their weight and have a healthier diet, the app is also great as once an item is scanned it also gives you the products salt, saturated fat and sugar levels which can also be set in your preferences.
For just £1.99 the ‘Can I Eat It’ app really is the ideal tool for those who have specific dietary requirements or just simply wanting to watch their health this New Year!
Posted by Sophie on January 23rd, 2012