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The Enhancement of Hypoallergenic Peanut Technology to Reduce Allergenic Proteins in Raw Peanuts

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Award date: 
Jun 30, 2015
Award amount: 
$50,000
Organization name: 
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
Principal Investigator: 
Judge, Louis
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Technology Enhancement Grant
Region: 
Piedmont

Peanut allergies are a severe and lifelong type of food allergy triggered by allergenic proteins and peptides in peanuts. Thirteen such proteins from peanuts have been identified. It is logical that reducing the levels of these allergens in peanuts and peanut derivatives will reduce the allergenicity of peanuts.

Fiscal year: 
2015