Researchers develop 'hypoallergenic peanuts' which may be consumed by those with peanut allergies

June 19, 2014 3:56 PM

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Peanut allergies are one of the most lethal food allergies and now researchers have developed a patented process that reduces peanut allergens by up to 98 percent, according to a report.

North Carolina's Agricultural and Technical State University scientists say they have found a new way to create peanuts which people with peanut allergies may eat. The new process reduces them by soaking de-shelled and roasted peanuts in a solution of food-grade enzymes.

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