Seeds allergies are among the most common allergies. This typically includes sesame, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds. Botanically speaking, the definition of “edible seed” differs from what is commonly considered a seed; this can make determining cross-reactions and which seeds one might be allergic to challenging.

Keep in mind

Certain highly refined oils do not require listing of allergens as the protein content is likely minimal; however caution should be exercised based on severity of allergy. Coconuts may cause allergic reactions in those with seed allergies.

May be found in

Trail mix, breakfast cereal, prepared foods, cooking oil, peanut butter alternatives, bagels, muffins, baked goods, pastries, pastry fillings


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