• 07 MAY 19
    PEANUT ALLERGY ALERT

    PEANUT ALLERGY ALERT

    Are you allergic to peanuts? Do you know someone who is? Here is something you’ll want to know and share with others.

    Fenugreek used as a spice in Indian cuisine, but actually, a legume plant can cause a serious allergic reaction in people with peanut allergy. This is due to a significant cross-reactivity between fenugreek and peanuts.  And while not yet a common household spice in the United States, it’s becoming more common as foods from different cultures are incorporated into restaurant offerings and supermarket products. Often a component of curry, fenugreek is also found in the cuisines of the Middle East and North Africa.

    With a maple-like flavor and aroma, fenugreek may also be present in soaps, cosmetics, condiments and teas.  Chinese medicine practitioners have also used it as a dietary supplement.

    So if you know someone who is allergic to peanuts, please share this very important information with them. You might just save a life!

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