I like walnuts, but they don't like me.
August 22, 2007 3:53 PM Subscribe
Walnuts make my tongue hurt. Does this mean I'm allergic, or is it just their acidity?
posted by Soliloquy to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've never noticed swelling, itching, or redness when I eat walnuts, but chewing them makes the inside of my mouth sting for about an hour. Small amounts (say, a few chopped-up walnut bits in a brownie) don't seem to bother me, but I've given up eating them straight. Trying to determine if I should avoid small amounts entirely or if I should eat them in small amounts for my health