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In what foods and beverages may sulfites occur naturally?

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Sulfites may also occur naturally in foods such as:

  • Asparagus
  • Chives
  • Corn starch
  • Eggs
  • Fish, such as salmon and dried cod
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Maple syrup
  • Onions
  • Soy
  • Tomatoes

From: Asthma and Sulfite Allergies WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology web site: "Sulfite Sensitivity." American Medical Association, 1998. Grayson MH and Holtzman MJ, "Asthma," 2005 Monro, T.  
Essential Guide to Asthma,ACP Medicine,. , published online Aug. 6, 2012.

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on August 18, 2019

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology web site: "Sulfite Sensitivity." American Medical Association, 1998. Grayson MH and Holtzman MJ, "Asthma," 2005 Monro, T.  
Essential Guide to Asthma,ACP Medicine,. , published online Aug. 6, 2012.

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on August 18, 2019

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