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The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 15

Raw cane sugar possesses a B-antigen degrading enzyme

Posted By: Peter D'Adamo
Date: Thursday, 21 December 2000, at 10:14 a.m.

In Response To: Why no Sucanat for B's??? (Lynn)

Much like certain preparations of soy. In essence, the enzyme digests your blood type. Not so good for the mucus of your GI tract. It appears to be in the mineral (or ash) portion of the food, which is much lower in the other refined commercial forms. Prolonged boiling (as in molasses making) inactivates it.

As an avoid it is only a Tier II value (optional in otherwise healthy individuals), so don't get too bent out of shape. B non secretors may want to take this more seriously though, expecially if obese; and B secretors if prone to gut permiablility issues.

Chinen I, Nakamura T, Fukuda N. Purification and properties of alpha-galactosidase from Saccharum officinarum (sugar cane). J Biochem (Tokyo). 1981 Nov;90(5):1453-61.

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