Thursday, October 20, 2011

Legume Allergies

I recently read an interesting article about legume allergies on

My angel is highly allergic to peanuts and soy.  However, we also discovered shortly after the original diagnosis that she is allergic to all legumes.  We discovered it when we, per the nutritionist's suggestion, began eating chickpeas as snacks.  It didn't take long to discover that my angel's allergies didn't just stop with peanuts and soy but extended all the way from chickpeas and lentils to vanilla and cocoa.  It is easy to forget how many foods in our diet are legumes.  And, for those with grain intolerances, bean "flour" is often substituted in baked goods.  Double trouble for us!

So, it was to my surprise when I discovered an article sharing how legume allergies are a top 5 allergy in Spanish children.  Wow!

Here are links to two articles about legume allergies that I found interesting:

"Legume Allergy: lentils, chickpeas, peas, beans, and peanuts"

"Pea Allergy"

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