Allergy Resources

Mulberry Allergy


Key Allergens

The main allergy associated with black mulberries is Mor n 3, this is a lipid transfer protein (LTP). LTPs are resistant to heat and are found in many types of plants. Patients suffering from a more severe allergy to cooked fruit may be sensitised to this group of proteins.

The white mulberry plant has an allergen, Mor a 2 which is associated with pollen allergies and asthma linked reactions.


Syndromes

You may be suffering from LTP Syndrome if you have reactions to various fruits, vegetables and nuts and your reactions continue to be severe after you have discarded the peel and have cooked the food.


Cross Reactivity

Common foods involved in LTP allergy include hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, apples, dried fruit, lemon and tomatoes.

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