If you have a physical reaction after consuming corn or corn products, you may be showing signs of a corn allergy. Symptoms include hives, nausea, sneezing, asthma, headaches, and anaphylaxis. The main culprit of these symptoms is a protein called zein. Zein is a protein in corn that can trigger an allergic reaction.
Corn can be ingested in a variety of forms, which makes corn allergies hard to identify without proper knowledge. These forms include oil, flour, and cornstarch. Some refined corn oils may not contain zein and may be safe to consume; however, it is important to consult an allergist beforehand and exercise extreme caution. Corn is also found in many processed foods. Our allergists understand the difficulties faced living with a corn allergy. That is why we have provided a list of products and ingredients that you may need to avoid, as well as a list of corn-free foods that you can enjoy. Let us help you navigate through this difficult allergy with ease.
FOODS THAT MAY CONTAIN CORN AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED:
|Powdered Sugar||Baking mixes||Sausage|
|Gum Preserves||Certain Jams||Peanut Butter|
FOODS THAT ARE CORN FREE:
|Wheat Flour||Eggs||Wheat-based Pasta|
|Pure||All Natural Meats||Quinoa|
|Locally Produced Honey||Beans||Plain Yogurt|
|Chocolate Chips||Rice||Certain Pancakes|
|100% Fruit Juice||Mixed Nuts||100% Rolled Oats|
|Cocoa||Dried Fruit Snacks||Unprocessed Cheese|
|Rice Bread||Wheat Bread||Pitas|
For more information on corn allergies, contact NY Allergy & Sinus Centers.
If you are concerned about a corn allergy, the allergists at NY Allergy & Sinus Centers are here to help. We have access to the latest testing and treatment, and we offer convenient allergy and sinus clinics throughout Manhattan: Murray Hill, Midtown, Upper West Side, Chelsea, Upper East Side, and in Queens: Glendale and Hollis. We see pediatric and adult patients from all over the New York City metropolitan area. Our physicians want to help! Call 212-686-4448 to book your appointment today.