The Journal of the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology reports on a promising study with implications for food allergy. Egg allergic mice were fed a polyphenol-enriched apple extract and then underwent a food challenge for egg. The results showed the apple extract reduced allergy symptoms. A polyphenol is an antioxidant that occurs naturally in some plants and tends to prevent or neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals.
The role of polyphenols is also being studied in peanut allergy.
I don't claim to understand it, but I like it. The hope is for human trials to be conducted after the positive results of the mice study.