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(10 Posts)
GagaJo Sun 21-Feb-21 18:45:32

The fruit, not the people!

I have always loved them. But suddenly, they are making my mouth sting and my tongue sore.

Amberone Sun 21-Feb-21 19:07:07

Same with me. Always loved them, but a few years ago got tongue and throat swelled up and my mouth was burning. Don't know why I should suddenly become allergic to them but been too scared to touch them since. It was quite scary.

Grandmabatty Sun 21-Feb-21 19:17:19

My daughter is allergic to them too.

Amberone Sun 21-Feb-21 19:32:02

When it happened to me I was living in Australia, and I did wonder at the time if it could be different sprays being used that aren't used on crops sent to Europe, but I really have no idea. Apparently most come to England from Italy or Chile - Australia grow a lot of their own.

timetogo2016 Wed 10-Mar-21 11:20:04

I love them,but reading how some of you had allargic reactions i don`t think i will buy any more.

Kaimoana Wed 10-Mar-21 20:13:25

See if you can get the yellow version, they're much milder.

Green kiwifruit (NOT "kiwis") is very acidic when under-ripe, so like most other fruits, should be kept until it ripens before eating.

Hetty58 Wed 10-Mar-21 20:17:53

I'm fine with them on cereal or in a fruit salad. They're just too strong on their own. I have the same problem with oranges.

fevertree Wed 10-Mar-21 20:36:50

I like tart fruit in a leaf salad, so I add thinly sliced kiwi fruit or oranges to my green salads. Clementines with the segments kept intact but sliced through the centre are also a great addition, with the jeweled circles as an edible decoration.

BlueBelle Wed 10-Mar-21 21:26:57

My grandson is allergic to them throat starts to swell
I don’t like them so not had them for years and years I know a few people who are allergic to them

Callistemon Wed 10-Mar-21 21:35:31

Yes, they are known to be allergenic, best to avoid them now, Gagajo.