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Old 10 January 2018, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by sneeze042 View Post
Favism, aka g6pd deficiency, is extremely common in African Americans
I've heard it's also relatively common in people with Mediterranean descent.

Which would make sense, as I expect there's some mixture from Africa in that heritage.

My heritage is Ashkenazi Jewish. I don't much like favas; but I don't know whether the dislike is connected to any problem digesting them properly, as I may just never have eaten enough to trigger the reaction. They're not common around here; though I do see them in seed catalogs. I've decided not to grow them just in case either I or a customer has the wrong genetics.

-- this site says "Mediterranean, Southeast Asian, or African descent".
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