What products can trigger a food allergy?Based on the most recent scientific research, the list of identified allergens is revised regularly.
List of the main food allergens
- Gluten : Cereals containing gluten (wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut or their hybridised strains)
- Egg : Eggs and egg products
- Fish : Fish and fish products
- Milk : Milk and milk-based products
- Nuts : Nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecans, Brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, Queensland nuts, pistachios) and products made from these fruits
- Sulfites : Sulphur dioxide and sulphites in concentrations of more than 10 mg/kg or 10 mg/l (expressed as SO2)
- Peanuts : Peanuts and peanut products
- Crustaceans : Shellfish and shellfish products
- Soybeans : Soy and soy products
- Celery : Celery and celery products
- Mustard : Mustard and mustard-based products
- Sesame : Sesame and sesame seed products
- Sourdough : Sourdough and sourdough-based products
- Mollusc : Shellfish and shellfish products
What does cooking-ez.com do about this?Each recipe that you will consult on the site will present you with the list of allergens that it is possible to encounter depending on the ingredients it contains.
We indicate "possible" because it also depends on the origin of your ingredient.
An example: Using raisins in a recipe will bring up the allergen "sulphites", but this is not a certainty, it depends on your raisins and the way they were produced.
Do not confuse food intolerance with food allergyThere are conditions that are sometimes confused with a food allergy:
- Lactose (milk sugar) intolerance, which causes gas, abdominal pain and diarrhea, and gluten intolerance or "celiac disease," which can also cause digestive upset. Unlike allergic symptoms, which occur immediately after ingesting the food in question, those of lactose or gluten intolerance appear gradually and are long-lasting.
- Symptoms related to the consumption of foods rich in histamine or tyramine. These substances are found in abundance in many foods such as fish, fermented cheeses, cured meats or chocolate. In some people who have a deficiency of certain enzymes, these substances accumulate in the body and can cause symptoms similar to those of an allergy, often skin symptoms such as eczema or, less frequently, respiratory symptoms (such as asthma). But this is not an allergy.