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Vicilin is a globulin associated with legumin. It is used as a storage protein and commonly found in plants like pea or lentil.[1][2][3] It has been suggested to be an allergen in allergic reactions to peas.[4]


  1. ^ Gunning, AvBrian E. S. & Steer, Martin W. (1996). Plant Cell Biology: Structure and Function, p. 14. Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN 9780867205046.
  2. ^ Aiking, Harry & Boer, Joop de & Vereijken, Johan (2006). Sustainable Protein Production and Consumption: Pigs or Peas?, p. 63. Springer. ISBN 9781402048425.
  3. ^ "Vicilin - Definition of Vicilin by Merriam-Webster".
  4. ^ Sanchez-Monge, R; Lopez-Torrejón, G; Pascual, CY; Varela, J; Martin-Esteban, M; Salcedo, G (November 2004). "Vicilin and convicilin are potential major allergens from pea". Clinical and Experimental Allergy. 34 (11): 1747–53. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2222.2004.02085.x. PMID 15544600.