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  • Raw almonds?

    I have some oral reactions to certain fruit, cherries, plums, nectarines, a few others, but eat them anyway.

    Certain nuts also cause the same itchiness in my mouth, such as walnuts and almonds, but I eat them too.

    I had about a dozen raw almonds yesterday afternoon for a snack, and within half an hour I felt nauseous and like I was going to pass out. Didn't even notice my itchy mouth. Took a Zantac which seemed to help and laid down until the faintness passed.

    I have never had this reaction to cooked almonds, in fact had some in a cooked dish on Sunday night. I have noticed I sometimes get a slight stomach ache whenever I ate some but nothing as severe as this time.


    Are raw almonds a big issue for anybody? I guess I shouldn't eat them raw anymore.



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    • #3
      I can eat them in a chocolate bar, but in the past when I have had these raw ones with some chocolate chips for a snack, I get the same stomachache.


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      • #4
        So I was just reading that those symptoms are very common with raw almonds, and that you can remove some of the enzymes that cause the pain and nausea by soaking them for several hours. 4 cups almonds and 2 tsp salt in enough water to cover, then allowing them to dry for a day.

        Still raw, still nutrient rich, but hopefully not issue-causing!

        Going to try later!


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        • #5
          Originally posted by mossrose View Post
          I can eat them in a chocolate bar, but in the past when I have had these raw ones with some chocolate chips for a snack, I get the same stomachache.
          The candy bar ones are roasted, removing the oils that you are probably not tolerating well. Smoking does the same thing.
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          - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
            The candy bar ones are roasted, removing the oils that you are probably not tolerating well. Smoking does the same thing.
            They are also much better when the chocolate is of the dark variety.


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            • #7
              Originally posted by mossrose View Post
              They are also much better when the chocolate is of the dark variety.
              I'll take it any way I can get it. Diabetes and all...
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              Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
              - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

              I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
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              • #8
                My daughter and I have the same reaction to raw onions. However, we can both eat cooked ones with no issue...as long as they are WELL cooked. I suspect it's the enzyme thing with those as well.

                Reminds me of the old joke:

                Me: Doctor, it hurts when I do this.
                Doc: Then don't do that...

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                • #9
                  I have a cup of nuts soaking in water to cover with half a tsp of salt. Will soak for several hours and dry overnight and try a couple tomorrow.

                  Will let you know if it works.


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                  • #10
                    Raw potatoes make my hands itch when I peel them. I don't eat them raw (although did as a kid), but the itching on my hands is worse than the itch in my mouth from eating cherries.

                    We don't have peeled potatoes very often, needless to say. Sometimes if the skin is thin I even mash them with the skin on.


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                      Raw potatoes make my hands itch when I peel them. I don't eat them raw (although did as a kid), but the itching on my hands is worse than the itch in my mouth from eating cherries.

                      We don't have peeled potatoes very often, needless to say. Sometimes if the skin is thin I even mash them with the skin on.
                      Try peeling the potatoes while they're underwater

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                        Try peeling the potatoes while they're underwater
                        Does that help?


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                        • #13
                          wear gloves.

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                          • #14
                            or get one of these:
                            http://www.amazon.ca/Starfrit-093209...eeler+electric

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mossrose View Post
                              Does that help?
                              So I've been told.

                              I'm always still in trouble again

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