Common Food Allergens

Common food allergens:
  • Peanuts

    Peanut allergies are one of the most common and deadly food allergies. In some cases even a single mouthful of food contain peanuts has been enough to kill or serious harm individuals. People who are allergic to peanuts can also be allergic to other legumes such as Soya beans or lentils. Peanut Allergy
  • Treenuts

    These include peanuts that have been de-flavored and re-flavored with a nut, such as pecan or walnut.  For example, mandelonas are peanuts soaked in almond flavoring.  Tree nuts have been used in many foods, including barbecue sauce, cereals, crackers, and ice cream.  Tree nuts can cause severe allergic reactions. If your doctor has prescribed epinephrine, be sure to always carry it with you.
  • Milk

    A diary allergy can fall into two categories. The first is lactose intolerance, this is not an allergy in the usual sense but is the result of the body not being able to break down a sugar called lactose. The second is a true allergic reaction where the bodies immune system reactions to the proteins in the milk. Milk Allergy
  • Egg

    Eggs are one of the most common allergy-causing foods. Although egg allergy can affect adults, it's more common in children. Most children outgrow their egg allergy by the time they're 5 years old. Egg Allergy
  • Shellfish

    Shellfish allergy is one of the most common food allergies, affecting about 2 percent of people in the United States. It is most common in adults, but can also occur in children. Symptoms of shellfish allergy can range from hives, vomiting or nasal congestion to more-severe and even life-threatening symptoms. For some people, even a tiny amount of shellfish can cause a serious reaction. Shellfish Allergy

  • Fish

    Some people with fish allergies have reactions to more common edible “scaly” and “bony” fish, such as cod, haddock, herring, sprat, halibut, mackerel, trout and salmon. If you have any type of seafood allergy, it can be life-threatening, so you need to be aware of anything that is made with fish. Fish Allergy

  • Wheat
    Wheat is one of the eight most common allergy-causing foods. While wheat allergy most often affects children, it can also occur in adults. Allergic reactions usually occur in susceptible individuals a few minutes to a few hours after they've consumed wheat.Wheat Allergy
  • Soy

    Because soybeans are a major part of most processed foods, avoiding anything made with soybeans can prove very difficult. If you try and eliminate all foods that have soybeans and byproducts, you may find yourself eating an unbalanced diet.  Consult with your physician or a dietician for advice.  Soy Allergy

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