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  • 1995
  • As a food additive, sulfites have been used since 1664 and have been approved for use in the United States since the 1800s (Lester 1995). (ufl.edu)
  • Asthmatics that are steroid-dependent or have a great degree of airway hyperreactivity may be at an increased risk of having a reaction to a sulfite containing food (Lester 1995). (ufl.edu)
  • Another source states that 5% of asthmatics are sulfite sensitive, compared to only 1% of the nonasthmatic population (Knodel 1997), while another source estimates that up to 500,000 (or less than .05% of the population) sulfite-sensitive individuals live in the United States (Lester 1995). (ufl.edu)
  • salts
  • The sulfite process produces wood pulp which is almost pure cellulose fibers by using various salts of sulfurous acid to extract the lignin from wood chips in large pressure vessels called digesters. (wikipedia.org)
  • The salts used in the pulping process are either sulfites (SO 3 2− ), or bisulfites (HSO 3 − ), depending on the pH . (wikipedia.org)
  • potatoes
  • Regarding sulfites: While it is possible that sulfites can cause nasal flushing, itching, nasal congestion and even wheezing, there are other foods such as shrimp, prepared potatoes, sauerkraut, dried fruit, various prepared dips, beer and other beverages which contain greater concentration of sulfites than wine. (wines.com)
  • Sulfite use banned (except for fresh potatoes). (orst.edu)
  • I take sublingual b-12 whenever I eat anything that causes a reaction and try to avoid all the major sources of sulfites like instant potatoes etc. (healingwell.com)
  • intolerance
  • It helped my allergist diagnose my sulfite intolerance. (healingwell.com)
  • Sensitive individuals vary in their degree of intolerance towards sulfites, with each having a specific threshold of exposure needed to elicit a reaction (Knodel 1997). (ufl.edu)
  • cherries
  • Specifically, sulfites are used on fruits and vegetable to prevent unpleasant browning, on shrimp and lobster to prevent melanosis, or "black spot", in wines to discourage bacterial growth, in dough as a conditioner, and to bleach certain food starches and cherries. (ufl.edu)
  • bottle of wine
  • one ppm is equivalent to less than 1 mg. of sulfites in a full 750ml bottle of wine. (wines.com)
  • Lots of ordinary foods(peanut butter, jams and jellies, some of the stuff on salad bars) have more sulfites than a bottle of wine. (wines.com)
  • harmless
  • If you need to take medication containing corn starch, take the medication with a Vitamin B12 supplement to counter the sulfites (B12 binds the sulfites, rendering them harmless and more easily eliminated by the body). (healingwell.com)
  • include
  • Other names in common use include assimilatory sulfite reductase, assimilatory-type sulfite reductase, and hydrogen-sulfide:(acceptor) oxidoreductase. (wikipedia.org)
  • cause
  • One reason that sulfites are probably not the cause of [a person's] congestion is that the daily adult consumption of sulfites in the U.S. is approximately 160 mg. (wines.com)
  • products
  • The exact mechanism of symptom production from sulfites is thought to be through release of breakdown products of sulfites themselves. (wines.com)
  • Not all manufacturers use sulfites in these products, and the amounts may vary. (orst.edu)
  • So unless you're having the reaction to other products too, the sulfites are not a problem for you. (wines.com)
  • ingredient
  • However, even with today's technology, food recalls due to undeclared sulfite (as a food ingredient) continue to occur in the United States. (ufl.edu)