Allergy Resources

Pea Allergy

Key Allergens

There are 3 key allergens associated with pea allergy, Pis s 1, Pis s 2 and Pis s 3. These are a vicilin protein, a convicilin protein and a lipid transfer protein (LTP).


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 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.

Vicilin proteins are found in various nuts and seeds, you may also react to cashew, pecan, hazelnut, buckwheat, soya beans, walnuts, lentils, lupin, macadamia nuts, sesame and mung beans.

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