Adzuki beans are also known as red beans and are the species Vigna angularis
, so are similar to Vigna mungo
(black gram beans
), Vigna unguiculata
(black eyed peas
) and Vigna radiata
, which are green gram beans (also known as mung beans
Adzuki beans are legumes in the family Fabaceae
which includes many types of beans, pea, peanuts, lentils, lupin and soya.
To date there are no recorded allergens for adzuki beans by the World Health Organization (WHO), because there have not been enough study into allergic effects from this food. If you are interested in what is needed by the WHO before they add an allergen to their allergen database you can check that out HERE
Mung beans contain 7S seed storage proteins
and Bet v 1 proteins
which are linked to Pollen Food Allergy Syndrome. There is a possibility that adzuki beans contain similar proteins.
Other plants in the Fabaceae
family of plants includes arabic gum, peanut, carob bean, chickpeas, guar gum, soya, lentils, lupin, runner beans, butter beans, grren beans, kidney beans, peas, tamarind, fenugreek, broad beans, black gram beans, mung beans and black eyed peas.
Other foods containing 7S seed storage proteins include mung beans, fenugreek, sesame seeds, chia seeds, peas, pistachio, macadamia nuts, lupin, lentil, walnut, edamame beans, soya, buckwheat, hazelnut, coconut, chickpea, quinoa, pecan, peanut and cashew nuts.
Other foods containing Bet v 1 proteins include mung beans, fenugreek, tomato, raspberry, pear, peach, almond, plum, cherry, apricot, aniseed, parsley, parsnip, poppy seed, apple, walnut, soya. strawberry, fig, persimmon fruit, carrot, melon, hazelnut, chestnut, jackfruit, peanut, celery, dill and kiwi.
Note these food lists are not exhaustive, the most up to date information is on the Cross Reactivity Tool.
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