Allergy Cross-Reactivity

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Latest Edit: Iva Lloyd, ND 2014-05-28 (EDT)

The following foods are have allergy cross-reactivity with these environmental and other food allergens.[1]

See Also Allergies
See Also Food Allergies
See Also Environmental Allergies

Pollen-Fruit/Vegetable Cross Reactivity

Pollens Cross-reactivity with food
Ragweed Pollen
Fruits: banana, melons (cantaloupe, honeydew & watermelon), persimmon
Vegetables: cucumber, tomato, zucchini, pumpkin
Herbs / Spices: Chamomile tea extract (Matricaria recutita
Other: latex
Birch Pollen
Fruits: apple, apricot, cherry, kiwi, lychee fruit, nectarine orange, peach, pear, persimmon, plum, strawberry
Vegetables: carrot, celery, parsnip, potato, zucchini
Herbs / Spices: Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Parsley (Petroselinum hortense)
Nuts and seeds: almond, hazelnut
Alder Pollen
Fruits: apple, apricot, cherry, kiwi, nectarine, orange, peach, pear, persimmon, plum
Vegetables: carrot, celery, white potato
Herbs / Spices: Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Parsley (Petroselinum hortense)
Nuts and seeds: almon, hazelnut
Grass Pollen
Fruits: kiwi, melon, orange, peach
Vegetables: celery, Swiss chard, tomato, potato, buckwheat, wheat
Herbs / Spices: Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Nuts and seeds: peanut
Other: Latex
Mugwort Pollen
Fruits: apple, kiwi, melon
Vegetables: carrot, celery, lettuce
Herbs / Spices: anise seeds, Caraway seeds (Carum carvi), Chamomile tea extract (Matricaria recutita, Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), cumin extract, Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Parsley (Petroselinum hortense)
Nuts and seeds: almond, hazelnut, peanut, pistachio, sunflower seed, poppy seed
Other: honey, latex
Hazel Tree

Nuts and seeds: hazelnut, hazelnut husks

Other Cross Reactivity

Other Allergens Cross-reactivity with food
Fruits: apple, banana, cherry, kiwi, melon (cantaloupe, honeydew, muskmelon), papaya, peach, pear, pineapple, tomato
Vegetables: avocado, carrot, celery, white potato
Nuts and seeds: almond, chestnut, hazelnut
Cow's milk
Meat: sheep, lamb, goat, buffalo
Dairy: cow's milk
Meat: lamb, pork
Other: cat dander
Dairy: cow's milk
Meat: beef
Other: cat epithelia, dog dander
Chicken Egg
Eggs: duck, goose, seagull and turkey egg
Other: pet bird dander, avian feathers and meat
Fish: mollusks (abalone, clam, mussel, oyster, scallop, squid)
Other: dust mite, cockroach
Meat: cat, horse, pork
Dust Mite
Fish: lobster, snail and shrimp
Other: cockroach and other insects
Baker's or Brewer's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisia), Candida albicans, raw mushroom
Other: latex (Hevea brasiliensis), Fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster)


  1. US BioTek Laboratories Inc. Settle WA.