I have been told that green peas are part of the peanut family ... Is this true, should you not eat them if allergic to peanuts?

By ses1978 on Thu, 12-16-10, 19:03

Yes, green peas, green beans, chickpeas, garbanzo beans, soy beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, lima beans, etc. are all part of the legume family that peanuts are in. However, even though you are more likely to develop an allergy to another legume than to a tree nut if you are allergic to peanuts, it does not mean you have to avoid legumes entirely. At least not unless you start having allergic reactions to the individual members of the family.

I for one cannot eat peanuts, chickpeas or garbanzo beans (none of the ones that make hummus) but this is not just from peanut allergy but also from latex allergy.

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By cathlina on Sat, 12-18-10, 03:06

I am allergic to peanuts and peas. My Rast test is higher on peas that peanuts. Peas and peanuts are the most closely related legumes. I also am allergic to a tree in the legume family. Since I have three allergies in the legume family...I do not eat any legumes.

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