David Buchholz's book, the 1 2 3 program, puts the lemon and the citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, tangerines, clementines, pineapples) on the list of foods to avoid. He said: "don't be fooled, these stealth triggers are potent troublemakers for many (of us)". Vit C is no problem (pfuuu) and citric acid is permissible (to confirm with your own personal tests..I will, personally, not eat jams and other products with acid citric in it).. But do you know that after salt and pepper, LEMON is the most common thing used by chefs to balance flavor. Because that is what chefs do: they balance flavors.. so I am asking myself (and you out there). What do you use to REPLACE lemon? To replace this magical acid that creates so much with so little. There is hope, we, migraines people, are not the only one having citrus restriction.. People with citrus allergies often react to certain proteins in citrus fruit, while a more rare condition of "citrus acid intolerance" causes people to react to the citrus acid in a number of fruits, vegetables, and as a food additive... Beware.. For them there is substitution: vinegar (champagne, apple cider, balsamic). But not for us (vinegar is a big NO). And there is no way I will put white vinegar in my apple tart recipe:-)
Tomorrow I am adding kiwi juice into the cooking of fishes.. and pomegranate juice to salad dressings..