Do fresh-picked peaches make you sneeze? Does chomping on celery tickle your tongue? Studies show that if you’re allergic to seasonal pollens, your immune system may mistake the proteins of certain raw fruits and veggies for those in pollen—causing you to wheeze, itch, or swell. These proteins live in fruit and vegetable skins, so cooking and peeling produce may help temper reactions.
|If you're allergic to||You may also be allergic to|
|Ragweed||Cucumbers, cantaloupe, bananas, zucchini|
|Grass pollen||Oranges, tomatoes, potatoes, celery|
|Birch pollen||Peaches, apples, pears, cherries|
|Mugwort||Kiwi, carrots, fennel, celery|