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What are some less common food allergy triggers?

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Almost any food can trigger an allergy. Less common ones include:

  • Corn
  • Gelatin
  • Meat -- beef, chicken, mutton, and pork
  • Seeds, often sesame, sunflower, and poppy
  • Spices, such as caraway, coriander, garlic, and mustard

From: Common Food Allergy Triggers WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Dee Sandquist, MS, RD; spokesperson, American Dietetic Association.

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Food Allergies and Reactions."

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "About Food Allergies."

Food Allergy Research & Education: "Other Allergens," "Symptoms," "About Anaphylaxis."

WebMD Medical Reference in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: "Food Allergy and Intolerances."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 26, 2019

SOURCES:

Dee Sandquist, MS, RD; spokesperson, American Dietetic Association.

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Food Allergies and Reactions."

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "About Food Allergies."

Food Allergy Research & Education: "Other Allergens," "Symptoms," "About Anaphylaxis."

WebMD Medical Reference in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: "Food Allergy and Intolerances."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 26, 2019

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