Nowadays, more and more people prefer seafood to meat because it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, useful nutrients, and protein. However, despite its exceptional health benefit, it may trigger an allergic reaction in people.
Over 7 million Americans suffer from this problem, they are either seafood allergic or seafood intolerant, the most common allergens are fish and shellfish. Nevertheless, it is worth mentioning that being allergic to seafood doesn’t mean that all its types are unsafe for you, you may be allergic to certain varieties. Thus, people, who don’t consume crustaceans or mollusks can eat cartilaginous fish and vice versa.
What Are the Allergens?
Basically, muscle protein tropomyosin is responsible for the allergic reaction, crustaceans (shrimp, crayfish, lobster, crab) and mollusks (scallops, octopus, oysters, snails, clams, squid)...