Fig Allergy Resources

Fig is a less common food allergy – none of the allergens it contains have been recognised by the World Health Organisation.

The proteins in fig are thought to be Bet v 1 like proteins, which means that your body mistakes them for birch pollen allergens and can cause oral allergy type symptoms to them on ingestion.

I have put together some more comprehensive resources at http://www.allergyresources.co.uk/Fig.php

The allergy resources page for fig covers the key allergens, which allergic syndromes are linked to this allergy and other foods which are commonly cross reactive with fig.

There is also regularly updated links to useful websites specifically for fig allergies and the latest research papers on the topic.

If you have multiple allergies and are interested in how they are linked or want to find out more about food allergies outside the usual top 14 then you can follow me on Facebook or Twitter, where I share a food allergy card every day of the week.

Published by Jemma D

I love to write about food allergies, asthma and eczema.

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