Mythbuster: If someone has a crustacean allergy, should they avoid edible insects like crickets?

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Some of the proteins in edible insects, like crickets and mealworms, are similar to those found in crustaceans (e.g. crab, shrimp, lobster). This is why people with a crustacean allergy can have allergic reactions to edible insects, which are becoming more widely available as snacks or as a source of protein in certain foods. Talk to your allergist about any concerns before consuming edible insects or foods containing them.

In addition to crustaceans, there are other allergies to talk to your allergist about which may be relevant to safely consuming crickets. These include other insect allergies such as cockroach allergy as well as house dust mite allergy…

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