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Specific Allergies

Egg Allergy

Eggs in themselves aren't bad, but when you're allergic to them, your body thinks they are. When a person is allergic to eggs, the body's immune system overreacts to proteins in the egg. Every time something made with eggs enters the digestive system of a person with an egg allergy, the body thinks that these proteins are harmful invaders.The immune system responds by creating specific antibodies to that food, which are designed to fight off the “invader.” So when a person with an egg allergy eats a food that contains eggs, the immune system unleashes an army of chemicals to protect the body. The release of these chemicals can affect the respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, skin, and the cardiovascular system — causing allergy symptoms like wheezing, nausea, headache, stomach-ache, and itchy hives.

Eggs can be substituted in recipes using the one of the following:

For each egg,.

These substitutes work well when baking from scratch and substituting 1 to 3 eggs.

Some products that may contain some hidden sources of egg, include:

Egg allergy Recipes

  1. Salmon Stuffed Tomatoes (egg free)
  2. Tattie Scones (using Gluten-Free flour)
  3. Hot Tattie scones with a Scottish vegetarian cheese e.g Cainsmore, cheddar
  4. Scottish crumpets
  5. Fresh Scottish Bannocks
  6. Vegetarian Aberdeen Butteries / Rowies
  7. Breakfast Cranachan

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