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Quinoa Teff Food Allergies

Allergic to Quinoa/Teff?


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Allergic to Quinoa/Teff?

thursday | Jun 19, 2010 11:54 AM

I love trying new grains, but after trying to get through a box of quinoa, I realized I may have an allergy to it - my lips get very itchy and slightly swollen, and my throat gets a little itchy, too. So I gave up on quinoa.

Today I tried teff porridge, and the same thing happened - very itchy and slightly swollen lips, slightly itchy throat. I've never had allergies to any other food before, so I'm not sure what chemical or what-have-you these grains might share or I might be reacting to.

First question: anyone heard of this or have any links?
Second: I now have a giant bag of teff that I hate to throw away. Do you think using it up in breads or something in which it is cooked longer might minimize the allergens?

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