Reading your posts feels like eating a banana, it’s kinda tingly and itchy and makes me very uncomfortable but I also like it too much to stop
you are allergic to bananas
are you uninformed loons really unaware that bananas aren’t SUPPOSED to cause tingling & swelling sensations?
also potatoes are not supposed to give you potato sweats. pineapples aren’t supposed to be spicy
YES pineapples contain an enzyme that literally dissolves the top layer of the inside of your mouth. NO, most people aren’t able to actually taste that happening
kiwis aren’t supposed to make your mouth itch
much respect to the people in the notes going “i have learned something new about myself today, but i am going to continuing eating and enjoying my itchy spicy danger food”
Important question: are grapes supposed to make your throat pruny like fingers in bathwater?
Hey uh is mint scented stuff meant to make your lungs burn also unrelated but is mint toothpaste meant to sting
please babe i’m so tired
Hey um guys most foods that are supposed to hurt are hot peppers and citrus so um yeah that’s not to say they’re the only foods that hurt, but yeah
I hate to break it to you bud but citrus isn’t supposed to hurt either. it’s sour, so you might not like it the same way some people don’t like bitter flavors, but it’s not painful unless you get it on a cut or something. if citrus is painful for you to eat then you should probably stop eating citrus.
CINNAMON IS VERY MUCH NOT MEANT TO BE SPICY
I brought this to shame @coffee-mage-sans-caffeine for their tingly numb making kiwi habit and in doing so discovered that they find citrus peel “spicy” and ouchy
I swear on all that is unholy I’m gonna bypass the fruit queue and just murder them myself while I’m at it
Okay I will put up ONE proviso:
Sometimes it’s not allergies, sometimes it’s sensory sensitivity, especially with cinnamon.
Cinnamon is actually spicy, just usually not at the amounts that we put into food here in the west: cinnamaldehyde activates the “hot” feeling in nerves, just way way way WAY way less severely than capsaicin. Mostly the amount that we put in baking isn’t enough to feel “hot” to most adults, just enough to flavour, but it really depends.
Excessive hotness/tingling might be a sign of allergy, but it might also just be a sign of sensory sensitivity.
This is especially the case if you also find mint “bitey” tasting to an unpleasant extent, or dislike carbonated beverages because they hurt your mouth. It can also be the same for “sour” acids.
Foods that actually contain substances that are spicy/hot:
- Chillies/peppers (capsaicin)
–> if you are sensitive enough, even “sweet” peppers contain capsinoids which may taste spicy to you
- Radishes and wasabi (allyl isothiocyanates)
- Mustards (also allyl isothiocyanates)
- Cinnamon (cinnamaldehyde)
- Cloves (eugenol, which will also make your mouth numb)
- Uzazi and szechuan peppers (hydroxy-alpha-sanshool)
- Peppercorns (piperine)
- Ginger (gingerol)
There are probably others. Like yes “spicy banana” is absolutely a histamine response! But especially if it’s actually a spice, there is probably something in it universally agreed to be spicy (in enough quantity).
Thank you to this post for making me notice I was starting to develop an allergy to bananas. Boo to my dad’s genetics for being the probably culprit for the banana allergy, because I like bananas
@deluxeyellowflower very helpful tags! (formatted for clarity)
i have oral allergy syndrome, and supposedly if you have it you should be able to eat those fruits just fine if you microwave them. the enzymes your body is reacting to is incredibly weak. so if you didn’t have fruit allergies when you were a kid but did have really bad pollen allergies and then started to get a reaction to certain fruits (but only when they are raw, again a quick shot in the microwave or cooking it will break the enzymes) then you might have oral allergy syndrome. you always want to be careful of things you’re allergic to, and if you have any allergy that makes your throat itchy you should avoid it and consider getting an epipen if you can. it is very common for food allergies that are “mild" to progress very quickly to becoming not mild. and anything that impacts your throat you do not want to progress into something worse.