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U.S. FDA Releases Alert on Lupin

A new ingredient in gluten-free products may cause the same allergic reaction as peanut or soy.

Lupin is a legume from the same family as peanuts. Its high protein, high fiber, low fat composition makes it an ideal ingredient for many new gluten-free products. People with a peanut or soy allergy may react similarly to lupin, but may be unaware of its risk. Potential reactions include hives, lip swelling, vomiting, breathing difficulties or even anaphylactic shock.

PositiveTip: Read labels and avoid any products that contain lupin if you have a peanut or soy allergy.