Salicylates are natural plant toxins common in many fruits, berries, and some vegetables, as well as honey, yeast extracts and almonds. They are also found in some medications, such as aspirin.
Salicylates can cause wheezing or other symptoms such as urticaria in some people. Some people believe that salicylates can cause or exacerbate the symptoms of autism and recommend diets which avoid or reduce foodstuffs which contain them.
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