ironlady wrote:Yes. Your body can change over the years. I ate mango for years with great delight, until I turned 40 and suddenly became allergic (now my face and lips swell when I eat it.) I haven't tried again to see if the effect would worsen over time. Fortunately it is easier to determine whether something contains mango than to find out whether it has fish or seafood hidden somewhere in it.
I have the same allergy! I have been told that it is an allergy to the sap on the mango...if it is peeled without getting any of the sap on the fruit part I'm eating, I'm fine, but if the sap gets on the fruit my face and lips swell up, my hands and feet swell and become intolerably itchy, and my whole body feels kind of itchy and uncomfortable for about an hour or two. It started in my late 20's.