For a hypochondriac like me, hearing that there's a new food intolerance on the block is cause for alarm and dread.
Until today, I'd never heard of Salicylate Intolerance or salicylates for that matter but it seems that they are causing scores of people problems because they are found in fruit, veg, nuts, aspirin, processed foods and many drinks.
According to Wikipedia -
"Salicylates are derivatives of salicylic acid that occur naturally in plants and serve as a natural immune hormone and preservative, protecting the plants against diseases, insects, fungi, and harmful bacteria. Salicylates can also be found in many medications, perfumes and preservatives. Both natural and synthetic salicylates can cause health problems in anyone when consumed in large doses. But for those who are salicylate intolerant, even small doses of salicylate can cause adverse reactions."
If you feel you may be suffering from Salicylate Intolerance/Sensitivity consult your GP, then begin an elimination diet. Foods to avoid can be found on this website.