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QUINCE ALLERGY


Key Allergens

Quinces are fruits from trees in the Rosaceae family of plants. Other plants in this family include almond, apple, plum, peach and pear.

Quince is not a commonly eaten fruit worldwide, but some studies have suggested it contains Lipid Transfer Protein (LTP). LTPs are panallergens which can case severe allergy over large groups of seemingly unrelated groups of foods.


Food Intolerances

Food is low in salicylates Food is high in FODMAP

Quince is a high FODMAP food. FODMAP stands for Fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. Foods high in FODMAPs can cause symptoms of food intolerance, affecting the gastro intestinal system and this can be mistaken for a true IgE food allergy.

Like apples and pears, quince are low in salicylates. Salicylates have the potential to cause gastrointestinal food intolerance symptoms in people who are sensitive to salicylates.

You can read more about Food Intolerances on the dedicated Food Intolerance Page.

Associated Syndromes

You may have LTP Syndrome if you suffer from quince allergy with allergic symptoms to 3 or more of the foods mentioned in cross reactivity section.


Cross Reactivity

Other plants in the Rosaceae family of plants include almond, apple, apricot, blackberry, cherry, peach, pear, plum, raspberry and strawberry.

Common foods involved in LTP allergy include kiwi, strawberries, sunflower seeds, walnut, apple, mulberry, banana, pea, apricot, cherry, plum, almond, peach pomegranate, raspberry, tomato, grape, celery, peanut, asparagus, cabbage, broccoli, chestnut, lemon, tangerine, orange, hazelnut, lettuce, lentils, lupin, green bean, pear, mustard, pear, wheat and maize.

These food lists are not exhaustive, the most up to date information is on the Cross Reactivity Tool.




Resources

Websites

Science Direct - Quince

FODMAPedia - Quince

Salicylate Foods


Articles and Journals

Chemical and biological properties of Cydonia oblonga L. flour: a concurrent review, 2023

Quince fruit Cydonia oblonga Mill nutritional composition, antioxidative properties, health benefits and consumers preferences towards some industrial quince products: A review, 2022

The diagnosis and management of allergic reactions in patients sensitized to non‐specific lipid transfer proteins, 2021

The Role of Lipid Transfer Proteins as Food and Pollen Allergens Outside the Mediterranean Area, 2021

Atopic dermatitis, inhalant allergy and food allergy: A paediatric approach, 2020

Co-sensitization to the fruit seeds and raw potato in children with cashew nut allergy, 2020

Sensitisation to lipid transfer proteins in pollen – allergic adults with food allergy, 2020

Acute toxicity studies of glucuronoxylan polysaccharides from seeds of quince (Cydonia oblonga), 2019

Lipid Transfer Protein allergy in the United Kingdom: Characterization and comparison with a matched Italian cohort, 2019

Ethnopharmacological and toxicological review of Cydonia oblonga, 2018

How relevant is panallergen sensitization in the development of allergies? 2016

Allergy to quince, 2015

A Review on Quince (Cydonia oblonga): A Useful Medicinal Plant, 2015



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