zig
0

Notifications

  • You're all caught up!

List of Foods for Sulfite Allergies

by
author image Bethany Fong, R.D.
Bethany Fong is a registered dietitian and chef from Honolulu. She has produced a variety of health education materials and worked in wellness industries such as clinical dietetics, food service management and public health.
List of Foods for Sulfite Allergies
Foods with sulfites, like hot dogs, can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Photo Credit hot dog image by dinostock from <a href="http://www.fotolia.com">Fotolia.com</a>

Sulfites are used in the food industry to prevent oxidation and spoilage of food, preserve flavor, control bacterial growth and bleach food starches. Sulfites are metabolized by the enzyme sulfite oxidase. However, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology some people are enzyme deficient, which can lead to a sulfite intolerance or allergy. A sulfite allergy can cause asthma, hives, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizure, anaphylactic shock, dizziness and skin disorders. You can manage a sulfite allergy by avoiding sulfites, sulfur dioxide, sodium sulfite, sodium bisulfate, potassium bisulfate, sulfating agents and sulfurous acid, all of which indicate the presence of sulfites.

Meat & Seafood

Deli meats, hot dogs and sausages contain sulfites. Fish and seafood with sulfites include canned clams, all types of shrimp, frozen lobster, scallops and dried cod.

Fruits

Dried fruits often contain sulfites to preserve their color. Fruit products that contain sulfites include canned, bottled and frozen fruit juices, glazed fruits, fruit toppings and maraschino cherries.

Vegetables

Vegetable juice, canned and dried vegetables, pickled vegetables, instant mashed potatoes, frozen potatoes and canned tomato products often contain sulfites.

Baked Goods

The use of sulfites in baked goods varies depending on the manufacturer, so it is best to check ingredient labels prior to purchasing commercially prepared baked goods. Products that may contain sulfites include cookies, crackers, pie, pizza crust and flour tortillas.

Packaged and Instant Products

Multiple convenience foods contain sulfites including canned soups, dried soup mixes, gravy mixes, bread and batter mixes, instant rice and pasta mixes and plain and flavored gelatins. Condiments with sulfites are horseradish, relish, pickles, olives, salad dressings, wine vinegars, jams and jellies.

Beverages

Most alcohols have sulfites, which are produced during the fermentation process. Instant tea, tea concentrates and cider also contain sulfites.

Additional Foods

Other foods that may have sulfites include white and brown sugars derived from sugar beets, corn syrup, maple syrup, soy protein, corn starch, modified food starch and shredded coconut.

LiveStrong Calorie Tracker
Lose Weight. Feel Great Change your life with MyPlate by LIVESTRONG.COM
GOAL
  • Gain 2 pounds per week
  • Gain 1.5 pounds per week
  • Gain 1 pound per week
  • Gain 0.5 pound per week
  • Maintain my current weight
  • Lose 0.5 pound per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week
  • Lose 1.5 pounds per week
  • Lose 2 pounds per week
GENDER
  • Female
  • Male
lbs.
ft. in.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

CURRENTLY TRENDING

Demand Media

Our Privacy Policy has been updated. Please take a moment and read it here.