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Are there allergens in chocolate?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Matos
Integrative Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Milk and nuts

Patients can become allergic to chocolate.
Also, besides peanut, milk and tree nuts are often added to chocolate candies.

In brief: Milk and nuts

Patients can become allergic to chocolate.
Also, besides peanut, milk and tree nuts are often added to chocolate candies.
Dr. Luis Matos
Dr. Luis Matos
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Dr. Stephen Kimura
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Most allergens are proteins (as opposed to polysaccharides or lipids).
So most foods including chocolate are allergens and can cause allergic reactions.

In brief: Yes

Most allergens are proteins (as opposed to polysaccharides or lipids).
So most foods including chocolate are allergens and can cause allergic reactions.
Dr. Stephen Kimura
Dr. Stephen Kimura
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Yes, as my colleagues have shared, chocolate contains many allergens.
The one they didn't mention could be the most surprising of all: cockroach parts. Most chocolate bars contain at least 8. The fda rejects anything greater than 60 insect pieces/100 grams of chocolate. They can cause allergies. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2012/03/bugging-out-chocolate-allergy-linked-to-roaches/.

In brief: Absolutely

Yes, as my colleagues have shared, chocolate contains many allergens.
The one they didn't mention could be the most surprising of all: cockroach parts. Most chocolate bars contain at least 8. The fda rejects anything greater than 60 insect pieces/100 grams of chocolate. They can cause allergies. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2012/03/bugging-out-chocolate-allergy-linked-to-roaches/.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Chocolate is often contaminated with peanut due to being packaged in plants where they also package peanut containing candies.
If you are peanut allergic, never eat "grocery store aisle" chocolates.

In brief: Yes.

Chocolate is often contaminated with peanut due to being packaged in plants where they also package peanut containing candies.
If you are peanut allergic, never eat "grocery store aisle" chocolates.
Dr. Paul Carter
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Allergen evrywhere

Yes, all foods drugs etc have allergens in them. Luckily not a lot of people react 2 thm.

In brief: Allergen evrywhere

Yes, all foods drugs etc have allergens in them. Luckily not a lot of people react 2 thm.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle
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