DÄ internationalArchive4/2015Not All Legumes Are Triggers
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In my opinion, the conclusion is unfortunately formulated with the term “pulses.” The food group around pulses includes a multitude of individual foods that are exceptionally valuable. These include almost all types of beans, peas, lentils, chickpeas, lupines, and many more. Peanuts and soybeans are factually pulses, and this group when considered in total and in its complete variety does not account for the most common alimentary trigger of anaphylaxis. The authors’ conclusion will in relative terms lead to a distorted perspective of the entire food group of pulses. These represent an important and balanced part of human nutrition because they are rich in dietary fiber and micro-nutrients, have a low glycemic index, and along with cereal products are an important source of plant protein.

DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2015.0059b

Nicolas Ting

Nutritional Scientist
Ernährungs- und Lebensmittelwissenschaften (SP Humanernährung)

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn; s7niting@uni-bonn.de

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The author declares that no conflict of interest exists.

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Worm M, Eckermann O, Dölle S, et al.: Triggers and treatment of anaphylaxis: an analysis of 4000 cases from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2014; 111: 367–75. VOLLTEXT
1.Worm M, Eckermann O, Dölle S, et al.: Triggers and treatment of anaphylaxis: an analysis of 4000 cases from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2014; 111: 367–75. VOLLTEXT

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