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Allergic to barley per allergist scratch test. what is farro? it is barley? can i eat it if i'm allergic to barley?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Wheat vs barley: Farro is a food product composed of the grains of certain wheat species in whole form. The exact definition is debated but it typically refers to three ancient wheat varieties first cultivated in the fertile crescent and still grown in italy today. If a person is allergic to wheat, avoid farro as there can be cross-reactivity between grains. If not wheat allergic, the risk is low.

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Last updated Nov 15, 2013

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