The allergens in peanuts tame technology

June 14, 2017
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Peanuts are an extremely healthy food, but in some people it can cause deadly allergic reactions. Scientists from the U.S. created the technology of processing of peanuts, which makes them safe for Allergy sufferers.

At least 4 million Americans, the population of a metropolis, have to carefully follow so that their food was not the slightest traces of peanuts. Otherwise, they can wait for death from anaphylactic shock – peanut Allergy is one of the most difficult.

However, perhaps this year they will be able without fear to enjoy very tasty and less nutritious nuts.
Scientists from the agricultural and technical state University North Carolina (North Carolina’s Agricultural and Technical State University) developed a special technology that allows you to remove both of the nuts they contain the allergen.

Tests showed that with this method the processing of peanuts can be removed from nut allergen Ara h 1 to undetectable levels, and his “brother” Ara h 1 – 98% of the original level.

Verification of the allergenicity of nuts after treatment by using skin tests have shown that even in volunteers with severe Allergy to peanuts treated fruit did not cause the slightest reaction.

The authors of the method have already signed a license agreement with the canadian company Xemerge, which will promote the new technology, however, until the moment when the hypoallergenic peanut will appear on supermarket shelves, it will take more than one year.

To sell such products, you need to obtain permission from FDA (Management on control over quality of foodstuff and medicines of the USA).

Prior to the consideration of an application for registration it is necessary to conduct a series of mandatory tests and submit data to the experts of this government Department.

This procedure can take from 3 to 5 years.

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