Allergy to fruit, vegetables and spices

What should you avoid?

If you suffer from pollen and latex allergies you might experience allergic symptoms when you eat certain fruits, vegetables, spices and nuts. This is called cross reactions.

Lists of foods
Below is a list of foods that may cross react with pollen or latex. Under the headlines birch pollen, grass pollen and sagebrush pollen and latex, you can see the foods that may cause symptoms.

The lists are not prohibition lists, but can be used as a guide to which foods you should be aware of. It is rare that you get symptoms from all the food that is listed under each main group. You may therefore eat the fruits and vegetables that do not give you the symptoms, even if they are on the list. In addition, you may react to food, that is not on the list.

Birch Pollen
Food, which may trigger allergic reactions by birch pollen allergy

Apricot, Plum, Peach, Cherry, Kiwi, Nectarine, Pear, Apple

Carrot, Potato, Tomato, Pepper, Celery

Hazel nut, Peanut, Almond, Pistachio, Walnut

Grass Pollen
Food, which can trigger allergic reactions by grass pollen allergy

Orange, Melon

Tomato, Pea


Sagebrush Pollen
Food, which may trigger allergic reactions by sagebrush allergy

Melon, Sun flower seeds

Pepper fruit, Carrot, Pasternak, Parsley, Celery

Chamomile, Parsley

Spices and herbs
Spices and herbs, which may trigger allergic reactions by pollen allergy

Anis, Curry, Merian, Basil, Coriander, Oregano, Dill, Caraway, Paprika, Tarragon and Black pepper,

Spices and herbs may trigger symptoms, if you are allergic to celery and is allergic to sagebrush pollen or birch pollen. Reactions to the spices and herbs are rare.

Exotic fruits and vegetables
Some people with pollen allergy may experience unexpected symptoms when they eat raw exotic fruits and vegetables, for instance on travels. If you normally have strong reactions to food, it is a good idea to start with small bits of fruit and vegetables until you know whether you can tolerate them or not.

Latex allergy
Food, which may trigger allergic reactions by latex allergy

Avocado, Banana, Figs, Chestnut, Kiwi, Papaya, Potato, Tomato

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