Who Were The Green Children of Woolpit And Where Did They Come From?

Strange Diets And Green Skin

28. Strange Diets And Green Skin

As a result of a change in complexion due to diet, some suggest that the Green children gained their complexion because of a strange diet that they had been eating prior to their discovery.

The most promising illness is the pallor of anemia, but it falls short when history shows that anemia was rampant at the time and would have been recognized easily.

Other theories suggest that favism, an allergy resulting from contact with bean plants, could be a cause because it results in extreme jaundice and pallor which can work together to create a green hue on the skin and even cause death, as in the boy’s case.

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