What\'s In the Legume Family?

Posted on: Wed, 07/04/2001 - 5:38am
cathlina's picture
Joined: 06/29/2001 - 09:00

I was doing some research on what common foods are in the legume family. I found this list at the Calargy Allergy Network.
I was especially surprised to see Alfalfa on this list.

Does anyone have information of exactly what protein in the peanut causes the allergy and which of these is the most closely related?

Legume:Acacia; Acacia Gum; Alfalfa; Arabic; Black-eyed pea; Carob; Carob (St. John's Bread); Cassia; Chick Pea; Field Pea; Green Bean; Green Pea; Jack bean; Karaya Gum; Kidney bean; Lentil; Licorice; Lima bean; Locust Bean Gum; Mungo Bean; Navy Bean; Peanut; Peanut oil; Pinto Bean; Soybean; Soybean oil/flour/lecithin; Split Pea; String Bean; Talca Gum; Tamarind; Tonka bean; Tragancanth Gum; Urd Flour

Posted on: Wed, 07/04/2001 - 1:07pm
Super Mom's picture
Joined: 06/19/2001 - 09:00

That's the question that I've been asking for quite a while now. My allergist has no idea. Searching the Web on this topic hasn't been successful for me either.
It makes complete sense that if we can identify the common characteristic, then we can make wiser choices. I hope someone out there has a good answer too!

Posted on: Thu, 07/05/2001 - 2:32am
booandbrimom's picture
Joined: 08/23/2000 - 09:00

I've provided this link in other posts, but here you go:

Posted on: Thu, 06/23/2005 - 3:14am
Anonymous's picture
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Reraising because I found the list mentioned by cathlina in her first post very helpful.

Posted on: Thu, 06/23/2005 - 1:34pm
Adele's picture
Joined: 01/31/2005 - 09:00

I've read online that 4 out of 5 with PA react to lupine (a legume). It's not really a problem in North America but in France, lupine flour can be added (and IS added) to wheat flour without disclosing this on ingredient labels.

Posted on: Mon, 06/27/2005 - 6:29am
BostonMary's picture
Joined: 06/02/2002 - 09:00

My daughter is definitely allergic to a number of legume items, peanut and soy being the big ones, but also a number of beans. So,to play it safe we eliminated all items listed on the legume list which makes the food world pretty restricted.
Last year, we visited a well known allergist at Children's Hospital and she said she has never had a patient who was allergic to the gums listed in the legume familt. Very carefully we have been introducing these with no problems at all. This has expanded my daughters choices in a very big way--e.g. she had never had cream cheese before and there was only 2 kinds of popsicles she could have. Hope this is helpful.

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