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Spices and Food Allergies


Some spices – such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice – are common in holiday desserts, baked goods, and seasonal drinks. Spices can be hidden in other foods too. So should you be concerned about allergies to spices?

Probably not. True spice allergies are rare.

Visit our webpage on spices and food allergies to learn more about:

  • Common spices people with food allergies have questions about
  • Different types of non-allergic reactions to spices
  • If people with a tree nut allergy can have spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon
  • What to do if you think you have an allergy to a spice

You don’t have to manage your child’s food allergies alone. KFA provides educational information, food allergy news, a collection of more than 1,500 Safe Eats® recipes and new allergy-friendly foods alerts. We also have a free online community where you can talk with other parents and caregivers managing food allergies in a safe, encouraging environment.


Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). AAFA is the largest and oldest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to asthma and allergies. KFA educates families and communities with practical food allergy management strategies to save lives and improve the quality of life for children and their families. Our online community includes public blogs. To post a comment, you will need to register or sign in. Registered members have access to additional specialized support forums for food allergies. Registration is free!

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Kids With Food Allergies
A Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
1235 South Clark Street Suite 305, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA (1.800.727.8462)
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