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Old 02-02-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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She's allergic to fruit? I doubt it. Probably a diet excuse for a person trying to reduce fructose.
Fruit allergy is something that's quite real, and usually developed later in life. I've never had any fruit allergy until I reach 30 years old. I'm 38 now and the list of fruits to which I'm allergic have grown from only cherries (my most favorite fruit of all, so I was very heartsick when I discovered this) to peaches, nectarines, apples, and certain types of pears. The allergy reaction usually starts with tingling sensation around my lips, then my throat will feel scratchy, and if I continue eating them, my throat will swell and hurt badly for hours. My allergist told me it has something to do with the way my body changes the way it processes the chemical from the fruits. So please, don't discount anything unless you know what you're talking about.

To the OP: The allergy reaction usually only happens to fresh fruits. So mixing fruit juice with sangria should be no problem (I never had any problem drinking fruit juice, sangria, or eating any other processed fruit products such as pies, etc).
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: New York
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Fruit allergy is something that's quite real, and usually developed later in life. I've never had any fruit allergy until I reach 30 years old. I'm 38 now and the list of fruits to which I'm allergic have grown from only cherries (my most favorite fruit of all, so I was very heartsick when I discovered this) to peaches, nectarines, apples, and certain types of pears. The allergy reaction usually starts with tingling sensation around my lips, then my throat will feel scratchy, and if I continue eating them, my throat will swell and hurt badly for hours. My allergist told me it has something to do with the way my body changes the way it processes the chemical from the fruits. So please, don't discount anything unless you know what you're talking about.

To the OP: The allergy reaction usually only happens to fresh fruits. So mixing fruit juice with sangria should be no problem (I never had any problem drinking fruit juice, sangria, or eating any other processed fruit products such as pies, etc).
interesting - maybe I should give pear juice a try or tinned pears... I loved pears and was very upset when I became allergic...... Oranges and grapefruit make me heave regardless of what form they are in so not an allergy - you just don't want to be near me if I have any
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:31 PM
 
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Fruit allergy is something that's quite real, and usually developed later in life. I've never had any fruit allergy until I reach 30 years old. I'm 38 now and the list of fruits to which I'm allergic have grown from only cherries (my most favorite fruit of all, so I was very heartsick when I discovered this) to peaches, nectarines, apples, and certain types of pears. The allergy reaction usually starts with tingling sensation around my lips, then my throat will feel scratchy, and if I continue eating them, my throat will swell and hurt badly for hours. My allergist told me it has something to do with the way my body changes the way it processes the chemical from the fruits. So please, don't discount anything unless you know what you're talking about.
I made the observation that most exotic allergies are psychosomatic. That doesn't mean they do not have observable symptoms nor does it mean that I would discount them. A person who says they are "allergic" to a particular thing or food is just as entitled to respect for that position. I already said that. I just made the observation since everyone was suggesting alternative recipes all of which, including wine which is fruit juice, had boatloads of fruit in them. So it makes no sense to skip the apple juice if you are going to use wine in the drink or substitute peaches for grapes and use vodka. Its just silly. Make sure she has something she can drink and make the best sangria that you can. That's all.
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