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RAPESEED ALLERGY


Key Allergens

Rapeseed is a crop in the Brassica family of plants, other members of this plant family includes mustard, cabbage and turnips.

Rapeseed is a common crop harvested in the UK, rapeseed oil is used in dressings and cooking oils. Canola oil used in Canada and the US is made from specific variants of rapeseed.

Bra n 1 is the main allergen in rapeseed. It is a 2S albumin seed storage protein.

Rapeseed pollen is often blamed for allergic rhinitis symptoms as the flowering season coincides with the pollen season of the much more allergenic birch and oak. The flowers of rapeseed are insect pollinated, so considered to be of low allergenicity.


Associated Syndromes

Rapeseed allergy is not associated with any syndromes at this time.

Cross Reactivity

Other foods containing 2S albumin seed storage protains are peanut, groundnut, kiwi, various tree nuts, mustard, turnip, soya beans, sesame and castor beans.

Resources

Websites

University of Worcester - Allergenic Pollen Types

Science Direct - Canola Oil

Allergen Encyclopedia - Rapeseed

Anaphylaxis Campaign - Vegetable Oils


Articles and Journals

Shotgun proteomics of Brassica rapa seed proteins identifies vicilin as a major seed storage protein in the mature seed, 2021

Safety of rapeseed powder from Brassica rapa L. and Brassica napus L. as a Novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283, 2020

Preacutionary labelling of cross-reactive foods: The case of rapeseed, 2016

2S Albumin Storage Proteins: What Makes them Food Allergens? 2008

Napins, 2S albumins, are major allergens in oilseed rape and turnip rape, 2005

Allergy to Mustard Seeds: The Importance of 2S Albumins as Food Allergens, 2001



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