Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology | 1 Jan 2016
N Yanagida, T Minoura, K Takahashi, S Sato and M Ebisawa
Salmon roe (SR) is commonly served daily in Russia and Japan. It is called salmon caviar, red caviar, rainbow trout roe, and ikra. SR is a component of famous traditional Japanese food, such as sushi rolls. As sushi has become widespread, so has SR consumption. SR is nutrition-rich, containing 32.6 g/100 g of protein and 15.6 g/100 g of fat. In Japan, SR is the fifth most common food allergen (1), and it can cause anaphylactic reactions in small children (2). Using sera from several SR-allergic patients, the beta component was identified as the main allergen (3, 4). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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