Researchers: Shea protein does not trigger allergic reactions

12/22/2010 | Reuters

Researchers found that proteins in shea nuts -- which the FDA classifies as a tree nut that could pose allergy risks -- did not trigger an immune response among people who are allergic to nuts. The study suggests that shea nut-derived butter, which is found in diaper creams, baby lotion and other products, may not threaten the body's immune system.

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