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Researchers work to create allergy-free peanuts

Tests ongoing at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Technically legumes but generally referred to as nuts, peanuts are high in folate?a mineral essential for brain development that may protect against cognitive decline. Like most other nuts, peanuts are also full of brain-boosting healthy
Technically legumes but generally referred to as nuts, peanuts are high in folate?a mineral essential for brain development that may protect against cognitive decline. Like most other nuts, peanuts are also full of brain-boosting healthy (USDA)


Scientists in North Carolina are working to make peanuts safe for everyone, WNCN-TV reported.

Scientists at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro believe they have found a way to make allergy-free peanuts.

The peanuts are treated through a certain process to try to reduce the major peanut proteins, a scientist said.

Teams started by testing skin, and research showed the skin size was significantly reduced in people allergic to peanuts.

Officials cautioned that the testing is in its infancy and any chance at FDA approval is months or years away.