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Table 2 Major allergenic foods in various geographic regions

From: Food allergies in developing and emerging economies: need for comprehensive data on prevalence rates

Geographic region Country Most common allergens reported References
Asia China Shellfish, egg, peanut, beef, cow’s milk, tree nuts [15]
Egg, cow’s milk, peanut, soy, wheat, [13]
Hong Kong Milk, egg, fish, wheat, soy, peanut [13]
Thailand Shellfish, peanut, soy, rice, egg, milk [13]
Philippines Milk, shellfish, egg, fish, wheat, soy [13]
Taiwan Egg, milk, peanut, soy, shellfish, wheat [13]
Indonesia Peanut, shellfish, fish, egg, milk, rice [13]
Malaysia Milk, soy, egg, fish, rice [13]
Singapore Shellfish, milk, egg, wheat, peanut, soy [13]
Egg, shellfish, peanut, fish, cow’s milk, sesame [15]
Korea Egg, milk, fish, pork, seafood (6–12 yr) [21]
Seafood, milk, peach, egg, fish (12–15 yr)
Middle East Saudi Arabia Peanut, egg, cow’s milk, wheat, banana, fish [30]
Israel Egg, milk, sesame [32]
Africa Mozambique Seafood, meat, fruits/vegetables [42]
Zimbabwe Apple, tomato, soy, crab, peanut [35]
Morocco Egg, peanut, wheat [45]
Ghana Peanut, pineapple [41]
South Africa Wheat, peanut, fish, soy, egg, milk [36]
Egypt Peanut, fish, egg, cow’s milk, sesame, banana [44]
South America Mexico Dairy, egg, fish, shrimp, beans, soy [51]
Fish, milk, seafood, soy, orange [55]
Wheat, dairy, shellfish, pork, egg [59]
  Brazil Fish, egg, milk, wheat, peanut, soy, corn [27]