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If allergic to bananas, can I eat plantains?

If allergic to bananas, can I eat plantains?

Plantain = Banana: Plantains are a member of the banana family. They are a starchy, low in sugar variety that is cooked before serving as it is unsuitable raw. If allergic to one, you are highly likely, though not guaranteed, to be allergic to the other. ...Read more

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If im allergic to bananas can i eat plantains?

If im allergic to bananas can i eat plantains?

Banana allergy: Plantains are in the banana family. Although they are considered "starchier" and less sweet. As they are in the banana family, you would be considered allergic to the entire family of bananas. You are best to stay away from them to avoid any kind of allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Are plantain allergies the same as banana?

Are plantain allergies the same as banana?

May be: Plantain and banana are from the same family so it is possible to have allergy to both. However, plantain is cooked before it is eaten and could have denatured the allergent during the cooking process. Many people that are allergic to raw apple can eat apple pies (cooked) for the same reason. ...Read more

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Are plantain allergies the same as banana allergies?

Are plantain allergies the same as banana allergies?

Not usually: Usually the plantain allergy discussed here in the states is to the pollen of the weed English Plantain, not food allergy to plantains (similar to bananas). An interesting fact about English Plantain is that, unlike typical weeds like ragweed that produce pollen in the fall, English Plantain produces pollen both fall AND spring, in a bimodal fashion. This photo is not E. plantain, however. ...Read more

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If a greens supplement has plantain leaf in it and i'm allergic to bananas can I have the supplement?

If a greens supplement has plantain leaf in it and i'm allergic to bananas can I have the supplement?

Probably: Banana & plantain are very close cousins, but there are differences fruit vs leaves. If you have serious symptoms or any respiratory distress from reaction, then no way. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of banana ?

What is the benefit of banana ?

Fiber, potassium: bananas have fiber and are a good source of potassium. Potassium in the diet can help to lower blood pressure. ...Read more

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Could bananas worsen your vision?

Could bananas worsen your vision?

Neutral: Bananas are a good source of fiber, calories and potassium. These are good for the body but make no difference to the eye. If your vision is worsening, despite banana ingestion, then you need to see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more