Peanut Allergy Legume Allergy

I have a peanut allergy, does that mean I must avoid all legumes like soy, peas or beans?


While peanuts are considered a legume and belong to the same family as soy, peas and beans; individuals with peanut allergies are not always allergic to all or other legumes.

Some peanut allergy sufferers are allergic to a variety of other foods including soy and other legumes and some are not. You should determine what foods you are allergic to through your own history of reaction to foods and with the help of your allergist.

Allergy testing is considered to have a high rate of false positive results. Therefore, positive testing results to other legumes in individuals with peanut allergies should be questioned if there is no history of reaction to the food in question.