Terms for Common Allergens

This article contains a list of common food ingredients and the allergies with which they're associated.

Check labels and ingredient lists for the following words, which indicate the presence of a particular allergen.

Allergen Ingredient Term Ingredient Term
Milk Milk
Buttermilk
Casein
Caseinate
Cheese
Cottage cheese
Cream
Curds
Ghee
Ice cream
Nonfat milk solids
Whey
Yogurt
Casein Hydrolysate Sodium caseinate
Dried milk solids
Lactate solids
Lactoalbumin
Lactoglobulin
Milk solid pastes
Sweetened condensed milk
Whey or whey solids
Egg Albumin
Dried egg solids
Egg white
Globulin
Livetin
Ovalbumin
Ovoglobulin
Ovomucin
Ovomucoid
Ovovitellin Vitellin
Corn Fresh, canned, or creamed corn
Cornmeal
Hominy or corn grits
Maize
Popcorn/corn solids Cornstarch
Baking powder (unless corn-free)
Corn syrup
Dextrose
Vegetable gum
Vegetable starch
Dextrin/Maltodextrins/Fructose/Lactic Acid Glucose
Alcohol
Corn flour
Corn oil
Corn sugar
Food starch -- modified
Sorbitol
Vinegar
Legume Acacia gum
Arabic gum
Carob
Haraya gum
Locust bean gum
Tragacanth
Soy Soy protein
Garden or veggie burgers
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Lecithin
Miso
Modified food starch
Soy concentrate
Soya flour
Soybean
Soy cheese
Soy milk
Soy sauce
Soy yogurt
Tempeh
Tofu
TVP (textured vegetable protein)
Vegetable protein concentrate
Wheat Wheat
All-purpose flour
Bran
Cake flour
Farina, or Cream of Wheat
Gluten flour
Graham
Graham flour
Malt or cereal extract
Modified food starch
Pastry flour
Semolina
Wheat germ
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