Allergy Resources

Cashew Nut Allergy


Key Allergens

There is only one allergen associated with cashew allergy and that is Ana o 3, which is a 2S albumin protein.

Ana o 3 is a seed storage protein which are found in all nuts and some seeds and cause people to be allergic to whole groups of tree nuts.


Syndromes

Cashew Nut allergy is not currently associated with any allergic syndromes.


Cross Reactivity

Other food containing 2S albumin seed storage proteins are brazil nuts, peanuts, almonds, mustard seed, rapeseed, turnip, chickpeas, hazelnuts, pistachio, buckwheat, soya beans, sunflower seeds, walnuts, kiwi, castor beans and sesame seeds.

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