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

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


Key Allergens

Mung beans (also known as green gram) are most commonly eaten in Asia, but they are becoming more popular worldwide. Bean sprouts which are eaten as part of salads and garnishes are mung beans which have been left to sprout.

Mung beans contain 6 allergenic proteins. Most of these are associated with legume and nut allergies.

Vig r 1 and Vig r 6 are Bet v 1 proteins, these are common proteins which can cause allergies across multiple foods.

Vig r 2 is a a vicilin protein. Vicilin proteins are commonly found in nuts and seeds and are also known as 7S seed storage proteins.

Associated Syndromes

Mung bean allergy has been associated with Pollen Food Allergy Syndrome due to the Bet v 1 like protein. You may have Pollen-Food Allergy Syndrome if you suffer from mung bean allergy with oral allergy symptoms to 3 or more of the foods mentioned in cross reactivity section.

Cross Reactivity

If sensitised to birch pollen you may have Pollen Food Allergy Syndrome and may also react to kiwi, pear, peach, plum, nectarine, apricots, cherries, tomato, celery, crrot, potato, parsnip, pepper, dill, cumin, peas, coriander, fennel, hazelnut, walnut, almonds, peanuts, lentils and apples.

Other foods containing 7S seed storage proteins are peanuts, cashews, pecan, hazelnut, soya beans, walnut, pistachio, macadamia nuts, sesame, lupin, coconut, mung beans and peas. 7S seed storage proteins are also found in buckwheat and lentils.

Resources

Websites

Science Direct - Oral Allergy Syndrome

Science Direct - Vicilin

Anaphylaxis Campaign - Legume & Pulses Allergy

Foods Matter - Dealing with less common legume allergies


Articles and Journals

Germination reduces black gram (Vigna mungo) and mung bean (Vigna radiata) vicilin immunoreactivity, 2021

Anti‐allergic activity of mung bean (Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek) protein hydrolysates produced by enzymatic hydrolysis using non‐gastrointestinal and gastrointestinal enzymes, 2018

Vig r 6, the cytokinin-specific binding protein from mung bean (Vigna radiata) sprouts, cross-reacts with Bet v 1-related allergens and binds IgE from birch pollen allergic patients' sera, 2014

Potential allergens of green gram (Vigna radiata L. Millsp) identified as members of cupin superfamily and seed albumin, 2011

Birch pollen-related food allergy to legumes: identification and characterization of the Bet v 1 homologue in mungbean (Vigna radiata), Vig r 1, 2005



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