Raspberries are part of the rosaceae
family of plants, many species of plants in this order are cultivated for their fruit, including apples, cherries, pears and almonds.
The two main allergens identified in raspberry are Rub i 1 and Rub i 3.
Rub i 1 is an allergen in the Bet v 1 family
, which can cause oral allergy syndrome.
Rub i 3 has been identified as a Lipid Transfer Protein
(LTP), but is not commonly linked to LTP Syndrome.
You may have Pollen-Food Allergy Syndrome
if you suffer from raspberry allergy with oral allergy symptoms to 3 or more of the foods mentioned in cross reactivity section.
You may have LTP Syndrome
if you suffer more severe allergic reactions to multiple foods mentioned in the cross reactivity section.
If sensitised to birch tree pollen you may have Pollen Food Allergy Syndrome and may also react to apple, kiwi, pear, peach, plum, nectarine, apricots, cherries, tomato, celery, carrot, potato, parsnip, pepper, dill, cumin, peas, coriander, fennel, hazelnut, walnut, almonds, peanuts, lentils and beans
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.
British Dietetics Association - Pollen Food and LTP Syndrome
Allergen Encyclopedia - Raspberry
Anaphylaxis Campaign - Allergy to Fruit
Allergy UK - Oral Allergy Syndrome
Patient UK - Food Allergy - Oral Allergy Syndrome
Articles and Journals
The Interaction between Antioxidants Content and Allergenic Potency of Different Raspberry Cultivars, 2020
Anaphylactic shock to raspberry, 2014
Screening and identification of putative allergens in berry fruits of the Rosaceae family: Technical challenges, 2009
Identification of four IgE‐reactive proteins in raspberry (Rubus ideaeus L.), 2008
Currant allergy and the Rosaceae-grass pollen allergy syndrome: a case report, 2007
Occupational asthma due to freeze-dried raspberry, 2003
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