Allergy Resources

Fenugreek Allergy

Key Allergens

Fenugreek (also known as methi) is a seed used to flavour food. It is a legume and there has been research to show some cross reactivity with other legumes including peanuts and soya beans.

Fenugreek contains 2S, 7S and 11S seed storage proteins as well as PR-10 plant pollen proteins.


Fenugreek contain PR-10 proteins, so could be linked to Pollen Food Allergy Syndrome. You may have Pollen-Food Allergy Syndrome if you suffer from dill allergy with oral allergy symptoms to 3 or more of the foods mentioned in the cross reactivity section.

Cross Reactivity

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

Other foods containing 7S and 11S proteins not mentioned in the list above are lupin, lentils, macadamia, peas and mung beans.

If sensitised to Birch pollen you may have Pollen Food Allergy Syndrome and may also react to Apple, Carrot, Kiwi, Pear, Peach, Plum, Nectarine, Apricots, Cherries, Tomato, Celery, Potato, Parsnip, Pepper, Cumin, Peas, Dill, Fennel, Hazelnut, Walnut, Almonds, Coriander, Peanuts, Lentils and Beans.

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