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Sulfured Dried Fruit-- oh no!!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 19, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I had a sweet attack and decided to be bad and ate a few sliced of dried mango. I had just landed in a new city and immediately hunted for a grocery store. I guess my craving got the better of me because I didn't check to see if the fruit was sulfured or not. It was.

This is the first time i've had sulfured anything in weeks and am now feeling this weird emptiness inside of me from my stomach to my throat. It might be a coincidence but I'm also getting a fablous headache.

Has anyone had this issue before/have any advice. :(

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957a563c7e4a165663fd3c71207c39da

on April 06, 2012
at 03:56 AM

Some people do OK with sulfite-free dried fruit. Usually organic should be sulfite free. I've stopped eating most dried fruit on account of all that sugar and if I do, I try to get sulfite free organic dried fruit.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on March 20, 2012
at 12:26 AM

Interesting, thanks for posting that. Molybdenum seems to be mentioned rarely.

Fc6593b8fa14fcbbba15b162f363a521

(145)

on March 20, 2012
at 12:12 AM

I honestly feel like I have a horrible hangover from eating that fruit and my stomach is all upset. I'm glad to know I'm not alone...

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on March 19, 2012
at 11:09 PM

Ooh, sorry to hear that. It seems a little extreme, really--I wonder if there was something besides sulphur on that fruit. Bummer! Hope you're better soon.

Fc6593b8fa14fcbbba15b162f363a521

(145)

on March 19, 2012
at 11:01 PM

Well my body did NOT like that dried fruit. It just chucked it back up :) I will not be craving dried fruit anytime soon.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on March 19, 2012
at 10:59 PM

Well, as I understand it sulphured fruit may be hostile to some of your friendly gut flora. Just jump right back on whole foods and any effect should be transitory; you might apologize to your gut by eating some probiotic foods in the next week. :-))

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957a563c7e4a165663fd3c71207c39da

on March 19, 2012
at 11:59 PM

If you have a problem with sulfur you may be able to take some molybdenum to help with this. There is a genetic polymorphism in the methylation cycle called CBS which may be at fault. Not pleasant! I don't know my CBS status (yet) but I react to the sulfites in alcoholic ciders, feeling a killer hangover from even one drink.

Fc6593b8fa14fcbbba15b162f363a521

(145)

on March 20, 2012
at 12:12 AM

I honestly feel like I have a horrible hangover from eating that fruit and my stomach is all upset. I'm glad to know I'm not alone...

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on March 20, 2012
at 12:26 AM

Interesting, thanks for posting that. Molybdenum seems to be mentioned rarely.

957a563c7e4a165663fd3c71207c39da

on April 06, 2012
at 03:56 AM

Some people do OK with sulfite-free dried fruit. Usually organic should be sulfite free. I've stopped eating most dried fruit on account of all that sugar and if I do, I try to get sulfite free organic dried fruit.

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Bad3a78e228c67a7513c28f17c36b3cf

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on March 19, 2012
at 11:20 PM

Dried fruit with sulfites is a major migraine trigger for me. I'm very careful to avoid it.

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