You Could Not Know You're Allergic To This

November 21, 2014 3:56 PM

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Chances are you know someone who is allergic to particular fruits or vegetables. Certain melons, pineapple and even bananas can cause anything from red rashes to death from a person's airway swelling shut. It's a condition known as oral allergy syndrome and is a reaction not between the fruit itself but to the trace remains of tree or weed pollen found on the fruit.

It seems cruel, but there are people with allergies to chocolate. The cause is often due to the cocoa, food additives, or certain parts of insects that find their way into chocolate. Symptoms vary but are usually limited to skin problems like eczema and hives. On the bright side, those living with t...

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