So, a couple of years back I got retested for my allergies and finally discovered why I am so sensitive to raw apples and other fruits. It's Oral Allergy Syndrome! I'm allergic to Birch trees... and thus have trouble with apples... Whee!
Jason happened to come across an article on the subject today. It's a good article that explains Oral Allergy Syndrome to normal folk (CNN readers).
Click here to read the article, "Oral Allergy Syndrome May Explain Mysterious Reactions
Usually, I share these via email with just the allergic families, but heck! It's useful info for all Birchlers at this rate!