Strawberry Allergy

Strawberries are used as a flavoring for many products children tend to enjoy- such as fruit juices, gummies, candy, gum, lollipops, fruit roll-ups,  popsicles, and in bubble baths. Some other products include: skin care products, shampoos and conditioners, air fresheners, candles, and some laundry products. Strawberry leaves can be used in tea as well as cosmetics! You will see some sites claim that the SOFAR strawberry variety- a white strawberry, are not allergy causing- that the reactions are due to the red coloring. [For me, it is not worth risking a reaction in my child to try.]

“The safest way to manage a strawberry allergy is not to eat strawberries at all. Stay away from strawberry jam, dried strawberries, strawberry candies, and anything with strawberries in it. Although the white strawberry variety is known to contain less of the allergen, it is still better to be safe. Substitute your strawberry craving with other fruits that you are not allergic to.”