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Hypoallergenic Peanuts Hold Promise

A post-harvest treatment to produce hypoallergenic peanuts showcased in USDA’s recently released 2014 “Report on Technology Transfer” holds promise for commercial applications.  Read More…




N.C. A&T showcases reduced allergen peanut, October 3, 2014

Here's how you take the allergies out of peanuts: Boil the peanuts. Bathe them. And then dry them. That's the short and simple version of a new process developed by N.C. A&T scientists and shown to reporters and others Thursday.  Read More…



Reduced Allegen nut could be lifesaver, October 2, 2014

Here's how you take the allergies out of peanuts: Boil the peanuts. Bathe them. And then dry them. That's the short and simple version of a new process developed by N.C. A&T scientists and shown to reporters and others Thursday.  Read More…



Business now marketing NC A&T developed reduced allergen peanuts

Business leaders and researchers at North Carolina A&T University are ready for the food industry to try reduced allergen peanuts. Leaders with Alrgn Bio said they are trying to line up partners in the food industry to sell the patented technology to.  Watch the Video…



The Peanut Solution, October 2, 2014

You see it, just a few dozen feet down the hall in front of you. And the timing is perfect, because your stomach is rumbling, asking for a snack. Inside the vending machine sits something that will make your tummy happy.  Read More…




USDA Blog, August 26, 2014

Allergy Sufferers May Soon be Able to Find a Peanut and Eat it Too

Researchers at North Carolina A&T University (NC A&T) are on the verge of leveling the playing field for millions who suffer allergies from peanuts and wheat. Now, in addition to being able to nosh on some of America's favorite foods, allergy sufferers may also take advantage of the valuable nutrients these staples provide.  Read More…



Indiana Gazette, July 08, 2014

Researchers take a crack at reduced allergen peanut

Reduced allergen peanuts may have moved one step closer to reality. The stakes are high. Peanuts cause serious allergic reactions in about 1 percent of the U.S. population, equal to about 2.8 million people.  Read More…



The Globe and Mail, June 22, 2014

The reduced allergen peanut comes closer to reality

Reduced Allergen peanut products could some day be available to the millions of consumers who are allergic to regular peanuts. Researchers from North Carolina's Agricultural and Technical State University have developed a patented process that reduces peanut allergens – the substances that trigger allergic reactions – by up to 98 per cent. The new process reduces them by soaking de-shelled and roasted peanuts in a solution of food-grade enzymes.  Read More…



Reuters, June 19, 2014

High hopes for reduced allergen peanuts

Reduced Allergen peanut products could someday be available to the millions of Americans allergic to regular peanuts.  Read More…



Triad Business Journal, June 10, 2014

N.C. A&T licenses allergy-free peanut technology to Xemerge

N.C. A&T State University has licensed technology developed by one of its food and nutrition experts to a Canadian firm for a process that nearly eliminates potential allergens in peanuts.  Read More…



Triad Business Journal, June 08, 2014

A&s;T, Xemerge hope to move quickly with peanut technology

N.C. A&s;T State University has been shopping its discovery of a relatively simple process to nearly eliminate the allergens that make peanuts and peanut products potentially deadly for some people to commercialization partners since 2007. Now that a license deal is in hand, the school is hoping the technology gets to market quickly.  Read More…