Some dumb ED questions:
If bananas are allowed are plantains?
Can I add half a tsp of brown sugar or molasses to a fruit if it's sour?
Can I cook cantaloupe as a fruit? Will it become total mush? (I have dozens coming out of the garden and don't want them to rot! Plus, they are delicious
) Or maybe make a cooked cantaloupe sorbet????? Any suggestions here?
I'm guessing leafy herbs, like basil, thyme, and parsley are ok. Is that correct?
You could freeze some of your cantaloupe until you're ready to test it. I'd test leafy herbs individually. Thyme is a member of the mint family and high in salicylates. Basil is also high in salicylates. You may or may not be sensitive to salicylates. Parsley is low in salicylates. http://salicylatesensitivity.com/about/ ... -toppings/http://www.calgaryallergy.ca/Articles/E ... anical.htmhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantain
Plantain and banana allergy are reported in some human beings. Patients with allergy to plantains and banana report adverse reactions immediately after consumption, that is, up to one hour after ingestion. Symptoms are characteristics of food allergy: from mild reactions, such as itching and mild swelling of the lips, tongue, palate and throat, followed by a rapid resolution of symptoms, to itching rush and hives in the skin or mucous swelling, stomach complaints, hay fever, constriction of the throat and asthma, or anaphylactic shock – a generalized serious reaction with a large drop in blood pressure.
The allergy may take two forms:
Others develop allergy because of the similarity between the allergens in plantain/banana and natural rubber latex, a condition known as the latex-fruit syndrome.
Although plantain and banana allergy is not among the top five food allergies, it cannot be considered as a rare allergy, neither in children nor in adults. Generally, the frequency is higher among specific groups of patients, as for example those allergic to latex, to pollens, or to plant-derived foods.
Dr. McDougall's elimination diet excludes major common allergen foods, but some still might discover they can't eat some of the foods listed as okay without negative consequences of some sort.
For example, if you have sensitivity to salicylate, some of the vegs listed on http://www.drmcdougall.com/med_allergic.html
as okay are actually high in salicylate. You might not find relief of your symptoms if you included these, depending on individual factors.http://www.allergyclinic.co.nz/guides/30.htmlhttp://www.foodsmatter.com/allergy_into ... intol.html
It's an 80,000 piece jigsaw puzzle, I tell ya.