Allergy Resources

Potato Allergy


Key Allergens

The main allergen in potato is the protein patatin (also known as sol t 1) which is thought to cause the majority of allergic reactions.

Syndromes

You may have Pollen-Food Allergy Syndrome if you suffer from potato allergy with oral allergy symptoms to 3 or more of the foods mentioned in cross reactivity section.


Cross Reactivity

If sensitised to Birch pollen you may have Pollen Food Allergy Syndrome and may also react to Apple, Kiwi, Pear, Peach, Plum, Nectarine, Apricots, Cherries, Tomato, Celery, Carrot, Parsnip, Pepper, Dill, Cumin, Peas, Coriander, Fennel, Hazelnut, Walnut, Almonds, Peanuts, Lentils and Beans

If sensitised to Grass pollen you may also react to Melon, Watermelon, Tomatoes, Oranges, Potatoes and Peanuts.

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