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Everything You Need to Know About Your Food Allergens

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Different food allergies pose different social, nutritional, and food safety challenges. Learn about the symptoms of common food allergies, what foods to avoid, what you can eat, and how to cope with your food allergy.
  1. Most Common Food Allergies
  2. Fruit and Vegetable Allergies
  3. Other Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Most Common Food Allergies

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Eight foods cause between 50 and 90 percent of food allergies in the United States. Learn more about each allergen, including allergy symptoms, diagnosis, and which foods to avoid.

Fruit and Vegetable Allergies

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The most common type of food allergy for adults is an allergy to certian fruits and vegetables. Many people with pollen allergies will react to foods that are related to allergenic pollens. This is called Oral Allergy Syndrome, and may affect up to 4 percent of adults.

Other Food Allergies and Sensitivities

It is possible to be allergic or sensitive to just about any food. Managing an unusual food allergy can be challenging, since food manufacturers are only required to clearly list the 8 most common allergens on labels. Learn more about some less common food sensitivities.

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