What is it?
Diallyl disulfide is a compound found in plants and is one of the principal components of garlic.

How can I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer. You should avoid handling and preparing foods that contain garlic, or one of the other plants listed below that contain diallyl disulfide. If you have oral or lip dermatitis, you may want to avoid eating foods that contain them as well.

  • Allergen in garlic
  • Used in alternative medicine
  • Other plants containing diallyl disulfide:
    • Onions
    • Shallots
    • Leeks
    • Scallion
    • Chives
Other names for Diallyl Disulfide:
  • DAD
  • 4,5-dithia-1, 7-octadiene
  • Garlicin
  • Diallyldisulfide
  • 2-(Allyldisulfanyl)-1-propene
  • Allyl disulfide
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Balsum of Peru
  • Tars
  • Onions

How safe is it?

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