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COMPREHENSIVE ALLERGY RESOURCES FOR EVERYONE - THE TOP 14 ALLERGENS AND BEYOND

FLAXSEED ALLERGY


Key Allergens

Flaxseed is also known as linseed. It is a plant harvested for its seeds, they can be used to make vegetable oil or a groundmeal which can be used in baking and as a health supplement.

Lin u 1 is the name of the allegen in flaxseed. This is a 2S seed storage albumin. These types of proteins are found in many seeds and nuts.

Associated Syndromes

There are no known syndromes associated with flaxseed allergy at this time.

Cross Reactivity

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

Resources

Websites

Science Direct - Seed Storage Proteins

Allergen Encyclopedia - Linseed

Allergy information for: Flax seed, linseed (Linum usitatissimum)


Articles and Journals

Seed Storage Proteins, 2S Albumin And 11S Globulin, Associated to Severe Allergic Reactions after Flaxseed Intake, 2021

Severe anaphylaxis with emergent allergy to seeds, 2020

Anaphylaxis Induced by Conlinin, a 2S Storage Protein in Flaxseed, 2018

Case report: A first case of flaxseed-induced anaphylaxis in Korea, 2017

Hypersensitivities to sesame and other common edible seeds, 2016

Case report: anaphylaxis caused by linseed included in baked bread, 2014

Flax seed allergy in children: an emerging allergen? 2010

2S Albumin Storage Proteins: What Makes them Food Allergens? 2008

Anaphylaxis to Linum, 2003



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