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Why do I have a peanut allergy when a peanut is a legume?
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Storage proteins
Seeds, legumes, and nuts all contain storage proteins.
They are similar and you can have cross reaction between all of them. So if you are primarily allergic to cashew (which is a tree nut), you may also react to peanut (a legume), or even sesame seed (a seed).

In brief: Storage proteins
Seeds, legumes, and nuts all contain storage proteins.
They are similar and you can have cross reaction between all of them. So if you are primarily allergic to cashew (which is a tree nut), you may also react to peanut (a legume), or even sesame seed (a seed).
Dr. Paul Carter
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