Grasses: listand what you should know especially if you have an allergy. List of plants and foodstuffs that contain them.
Many plants grown for food belong to the botanical family of Graminaceae, let's see the list and what you should know.
Grasses: what they are
From a botanical point of view, the term "grasses" or less commonly "grasses" refers to plants of the Poaceae family. This family includes more than 9,000 plant species that are spread all over the world. It is good to specify the vastness of the family ofgrassesas, anylistthat you will find on the web (including ours) is only partial. Even if you read a statement like "grasses: list full“, Know that you will probably have only a partial overview of this botanical family.
But why thegrassesare they that important?
Because their cultivation supports mankind! Many grasses are grown for food. Another factor that makes them important is the presence of an allergen that triggers the symptoms of seasonal allergies, hay fever and the widespreadallergy to grasses.
Atgrassesthey belongall cereals and plants useful to humans such as bamboo, sugar cane, lawns used for soccer fields, American football, cricket, golf ... but alsoornamental plants. The role thatlist of grassesplays in today's society is very important.
We told you you can find thegrassesin manyfoodslike those based on cereals, but not only. Here is a list of grasses used for food:
- Sugar cane
There are numerous, there is no shortage of horticultural species.
- Calamagrostis spp.
- Cortaderia spp. (among these, there are plants resistant to drought)
- Deschampsia spp.
- Festuca spp.
- Melica spp.
- Muhlenbergia spp.
- Stipa spp.
Lawn herbs belonging to the grasses that can cause allergy episodes:
- Paspalum notatum,
- Buffalo grass
- Centipede grass
- St. Augustine's grass
In the list of grasses there areweedsand ground cover like the communeweedand other plants such as:
- Marram grass
Thegrassesthey are very cultivated. The fibers of some species are used for the production ofpaper. Others, such as corn, are used for the production of biodegradable plastics. There is no shortage of species used to produce biofuels… In short, there are many crop applications and not just food. Lot ofgrassesare used asfeed for pets.
Not allgrassestrigger iallergy symptoms. Allergy to grasses is none other than onepollinosis,therefore we can speak of allergy to pollen produced by grasses.
The list of grasses that cause allergyincludes the following species:
- Agropyron repens (Caprinella, Canine tooth)
- Agrostis alba (Agrostide, Capellini)
- Anthoxanthum odoratum (Paleo odorous)
- Avena sativa (Avena)
- Bromus inermis (Paleo, forasacco)
- Bromus mollis (Spigolina, forasacco)
- Cynodon dactylon (Common grass or canine grass)
- Dactylis glomerata (Mazzolina)
- Festuca arundinacea (Paleo dei prati or double)
- Holcus lanatus (Bambagiona, Fienolanoso)
- Hordeum vulgare (Barley)
- Lolium italicum (Loglio)
- Lolium perenne (Logliarello, Loglietto)
- Zea mays (Maize)
- Phleum pratense (Codolina)
- Poa annua (Gramigna delle vie)
- Poa pratensis (Meadowsweet, Hay grass)
- Secale cereale (Rye)
- Sorghum halepense (Cannarecchia)
- Sorghum vulgare (Sorghum, Melica)
- Triticum aestivum (Soft wheat)
- Triticum durum (Durum wheat)
Can anyone allergic to grasses eat foods that contain them? Yes, because theallergyit's pollen! L'allergy to grassesit can affect up to 15% of the population. Many people can still suffer from cypress allergy as explained in the articleCypress: allergy. In this context, the symptoms of allergy only manifest themselves in conjunction with the production of cypress flowers.
Similarly, the allergy to grasses explodes in conjunction with flowering, when the production and release of pollen into the air, carried by the wind, is at its maximum.
Only in case ofsymptomson the gastrointestinal system, more attention should be paid to nutrition. For the remedies, the ones seen on the page: pollen allergy can be considered.
How to tell if you are allergic to grasses
There are diagnostic tests that help you identify if you have allergies. You can go to your trusted allergist who can prescribe blood tests or skin tests. There is no shortage of do-it-yourself kits for self-diagnosis, however, I remind you that self-diagnosis is never as accurate as what a good allergy specialist would do. For more information on the self-diagnosis test, I invite you to visit the page dedicated to spring allergies.