I'll tell you what's unfair.

4/29/2010 11:09:00 PM

Craig's allergic to mangos. (Or "mangoes." I checked; both spellings are correct.)

Yep, it's true.

Did you know that the sap found in mango skin is akin to that found in poison sumac and poison ivy? It's called uruishol and those who are allergic to it suffer. Indeed, after they come in contact with a mango they want to essentially end it all.

They get rashes, itch and want to scratch their eyeballs out.

So yeah, as it turns out... Craig can have absolutely NOTHING to do with mangos. Not even mangoritas.

Sad, I know. You can send condolences to him on facebook. (Or here in the comment section.)

I mean, how sad that Craig cannot partake from the sweetest fruit on earth?


  1. C, if you makes you feel better I hate mangoes. also, please don't tell me the hard way that you found this out the hard way by way of symptoms described in the post?! if so, that really sucks.

  2. Oh I am so sad for him but guess that explains the itching thankfully... :)

  3. I can empathize! They totally make me itchy, too. Maybe it's because C and I were born one day apart. :)

  4. I like the flavor, but they make my mouth feel weird. Sort of like pineapple.

    I cannot eat fresh pineapple because it makes my mouth feel "hairy" perhaps because I may be allergic.

    Craig, my condolences. Maybe you, WP, and I can start a club.

  5. Iris,

    They call it Mango mouth and it is indeed an allergic reaction and very common.

  6. I am not that particularly fond of mangoes. No allergice reaction to them though. But I do LOVE mangoritas. Yum!!


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