Allergy Resources

Green Bean Allergy


Key Allergens

The only identified allergen in green (french) beans is Pha v 3, this is a lipid transfer protein (LTP).

These proteins are resistant to heat and are found in many fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.


Syndromes

You may have LTP Syndrome if you suffer from allergies to many of the foods mentioned in the cross reactivity section below.


Cross Reactivity

Common foods involved in LTP allergy include kiwi, strawberries, sunflower seeds, walnut, apple, mulberry, banana, pea, apricot, cherry, plum, almond, peach pomegranate, raspberry, tomato, grape, celery, peanut, asparagus, cabbage, broccoli, chestnut, lemon, tangerine, orange, hazelnut, lettuce, lentils, lupin, green bean, pear, mustard, wheat and maize.

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