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Are plantain allergies the same as banana?

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Dr. David Kam
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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