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TheDailyMeal.com: 10 Most Common Food Allergies

Raw Fruits and Vegetables

Some seasonal allergy sufferers also experience itching and discomfort upon biting into a succulent peach or gnawing on a raw carrot. Because raw fruits and vegetables contain the same proteins as some pollen, it is easy to develop oral allergy symptoms. While these are hardly as dangerous as some other food allergies, they could in rare occasions cause anaphylaxis.

Substitutes: If the itchy mouth is unbearable, don't give up hope! For some, simply peeling the skin of fruits and veggies reduces allergenic side effects. Also, cooking raw fruits and vegetables changes the shape of the offending proteins which cause allergic reactions, so those who suffer from oral allergy symptoms should experience no further discomfort.

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