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