Food allergy is an immune system reaction that occurs soon after eating a certain food. Even a tiny amount of the allergy-causing food can trigger signs and symptoms such as digestive problems, hives or swollen airways. In some people, a food allergy can cause severe symptoms or even a life-threatening reaction known as anaphylaxis.
Food allergy affects an estimated 6 to 8 percent of children under age 3 and up to 3 percent of adults. While there's no cure, some children outgrow their food allergy as they get older.
It's easy to confuse a food allergy with a much more common reaction known as food intolerance. While bothersome, food intolerance is a less serious condition that does not involve the immune system. (credits to MAYO Clinic)
The Following Table shows the specific fruits, vegetables, nuts and spices that can cause pollen-food allergy syndrome in people who are allergic to different pollens;
If you are allergic to:
You may also have a reaction to:
Raw Potatoes Soybean
Some Herbs & Spices
(anise, caraway, coriander, fennel, parsley)
Bananas Cucumber Melons (cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon) Zucchini
Melons (cantaloupe, honeydew, & watermelon) Orange
Bell Pepper Broccoli
Some herbs & spices
(anise, black pepper, caraway seed, corainder, fennel, mustard, parsley)