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Q: nickel allergy avoid foods ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: nickel allergy avoid foods
Category: Health > Conditions and Diseases
Asked by: suzie33-ga
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Posted: 14 Apr 2003 16:18 PDT
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Question ID: 190489
what foods to avoid in nickel allergy?
Subject: Re: nickel allergy avoid foods
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 14 Apr 2003 17:17 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello Suzie33-ga,

Thank you for your question.


The Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research provides the
following list of foods to avoid if you suffer from a nickel allergy.
I am including the list of foods allowed as well. 

Foods to Avoid

Shellfish (shrimp, oysters, mussels)

Canned vegetables
beans (green, brown, white)
peas (including split peas)
All canned fruits
fresh and dried figs

wheat bran products (whole wheat breads and cereals)
multigrain breads

Chocolate and cocoa drinks
tea from dispensers

Nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds)
sweets containing chocolate
baking powder
soy powder
vitamin/mineral supplements containing nickel
fiber tablets containing wheat bran

Foods Allowed

Poultry, eggs and fish except salmon

Butter, cheese, milk, yogurt, margarine

Asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower,
corn, cucumber, dill, eggplant, mushrooms, parsley, peppers, potatoes
Peaches, pears, raisins, rhubarb, all other berries
Rice cereals, corn flakes, refined wheat products including pasta,
white bread, white wheat flour, popcorn, white rice,

Coffee and tea (not strong and in moderation), soft drinks, alcohol 


“Note: There are limited data on nickel content of foods. The above
list is based on known values, and reports from scientific

The following foods are low in nickel content but can aggravate nickel

Wine (especially red wine) 
Fish such as herring, mackerel and tuna 
Raw tomatoes, onions and carrots 
Apples and citrus fruits and their juices

“Don't drink or use in food preparation the first quart of water taken
from the tap because your pipes may release nickel.”

“Replace nickel-plated utensils. You may use stainless steel pots and
pans but avoid using them to cook acidic foods, which may cause pots
and pans to release nickel.”

Source: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research


The New Zealand Dermatological Society provides the following list:

Foods to avoid 

Canned spaghetti & baked beans 
Green beans, broccoli, peas including split peas, canned vegetables 
Canned fruit, dried fruit, nuts 
Cocoa, drinking chocolate, chocolate 

Low nickel diet: Foods allowed 

Meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, yogurt, cheese, quark, butter,
Cereals, bread, flour, rice, pasta Small servings of wholemeal flour,
cereals, wheatbran and wheatgerm 
Most vegetables 
Small servings of beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, leeks, parsnips,
potatoes, spinach
Fruit, raw & stewed 
Tea, coffee, soft drinks, cordials, beer, wine 

Source: New Zealand Dermatological Society


Search Criteria:

Diet for Nickel-Sensitive Patients
Foods to avoid nickel allergy

I hope this helps - if you have any questions or if your request
hasn't been satisfied, please post a clarification *before* rating my

Best regards,
suzie33-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: nickel allergy avoid foods
From: timespacette-ga on 20 Nov 2004 16:20 PST
I realize this question/posting is very old; I just wondered how it
was that you discovered you had nickel allergy?

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