Allergy Resources

Chickpea Allergy

Key Allergens

Chickpeas are a legume, also known as garbanzo bean in the USA and in Asia as Chana or Bengal Gram.

There is one allergenic protein in chickpea allergy, that is Cic a 1, which is produced in the plant for growth


Chickpea allergy is not currently associated with any allergic syndromes.

Cross Reactivity

There is some evidence of cross reactivity with other legumes, most commonly lentils, but cross reactivity has also been noted with lupin, peanuts and soya beans.

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