Tomato is one of the most loved food and is used in salads, as vegetables, curry base, stews, soups, pizzas, chutney, pickle etc.
Tomato belongs to nightshade or Solanaceae family. Members of this family often contains alkaloids that are irritant to people. Cultivation of tomato also involves pesticide spraying and that results in tomato intolerance symptoms. This is the reason people remove tomato skin before consumption.
Tomato allergy and tomato intolerance are two different reactions individuals can have. Tomato allergies occur fast and symptoms appear immediately after consuming fruit or as ingredient. Tomato intolerance timings depends on amount eaten and on individual. Tomato allergy can happen to an individual just by touching fruit. It provokes reaction.
Two types of allergies are: OAS and skin reactions due to latex type allergy. It results in stomach bloating, pain, diarrhea, skin rash, tingling in lips, itching, tiredness, aches and pains. Allergy to tomato is also cross linked to allergy to potato since they are related plants.
If you have tomato allergy or tomato intolerance it is worthwhile cutting it from diet – do watch severity of reactions and restrict tomato use.