Have grass pollen allergies? Avoid oranges, tomatoes, peas and peanuts.
If you’re allergic to grass pollens, you might be aware of it during the spring and when you’re outside. But be careful what you eat, too.
Cross-reactivity means that one allergen is similar enough to another to make your immune system react when you eat it, which is known as oral allergy syndrome. People with grass allergies may get reactions from eating certain foods, like melon, oranges, kiwi, peas, tomatoes and peanuts. Talk to your allergy specialist to be sure and watch what you eat.