Does the coffee I've brewed contain lectins ?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 04, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Does anybody in this forum know some science about coffee and lectins? Does roasting the "beans" and brewing the coffee destroy all the lectins?

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on February 05, 2012
at 02:57 AM

I found this at http://www.livestrong.com/article/305368-list-of-foods-that-contain-lectin/#ixzz1lTLN0XBK

"Grains that contain lectin include wheat germ, rice germ and barley germ. Some spices contain lectins including garlic, marjoram, allspice, nutmeg and peppermint. Cocoa beans, Arabica coffee beans, walnuts, hazelnuts, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds also contain human reactive lectins. Most of these foods are cooked or roasted before packaging, destroying the lectins. For those that are uncooked, such as raw sunflower seeds, you will find that cooking makes these foods easier to digest."

It seems that roasting the beans destroys the lectins so I can continue to enjoy my morning coffee.



on February 05, 2012
at 03:41 AM

There's probably small amounts of lectins in brewed coffee, minimal though. Remember that avoiding all lectins is a losing battle - all foods have lectins - plant or animal.

If anything, the concern with coffee is with respect to its phytic acid content.

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