Persimmon Fruit – Allergy Resources

Persimmon fruit (also called kaki fruit, persimon and sharon fruit) are in the Ebenaceae family of plants.

The main allergens in persimmons are profilin proteins, which are panallergens responsible for more severe allergic reactions in seemingly unrelated food.

Persimmon fruit also contain Bet v 1-like proteins. These proteins are similarly shaped to those ones in birch pollen and can cause oral allergy type symptoms.

I have put together some more comprehensive resources at

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

There is also regularly updated links to useful websites specifically for persimmon fruit 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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