Allergies

Peanut Allergy Foods to Avoid

Peanut is not a true nut and is a legume. But the protein structure of the peanut is similar to tree nuts. Research studies revealed that nearly one-third of the people with peanut allergy are even allergic to tree nuts, such as walnuts, almonds, pistachios and Brazil nuts. Therefore, it is advised that people with peanut allergy should avoid foods that contain peanuts and some nuts as well. The following article tells you about the

peanut allergy foods to avoid.

To prevent allergic reactions, it is very important to know about the foods that may cause allergies. Moreover it is very important to teach children of an young age about this. To discuss with children about allergic foods to avoid, innovative methods like listening to songs or watching at videos can help the child. It may be very difficult to prevent ingestion or contact with some popular foods. For these foods, good substitutes are available.

Peanut allergy foods to avoid

Foods containing any of the following ingredients should be avoided. They include:

  • Expelled, expressed or cold pressed peanut oil
  • Mixed nuts
  • Ground nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Peanut flour
  • Peanut butter

Foods that may contain peanut protein should be avoided. They include:

  • Thai, Chinese, African and other ethnic foods
  • Candy
  • Baked foods
  • Spaghetti, chili sauce
  • Cereals
  • Crackers
  • Chocolate (candy and candy bars)
  • Egg rolls
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
  • Hydrolyzed plant protein
  • Nougat
  • Marzipan
  • Frozen yogurts and ice creams

Coconut has not been restricted in the individuals with peanut allergy. But, the

FDA identified coconut as a tree nut in October 2006

. Therefore this also came into the list of peanut allergy foods to avoid. There were cases where people with peanut allergies developed allergic reactions to coconut as well.

This is about

peanut allergy foods to avoid.

Hope you have got an idea on what foods to avoid so as to stay away from allergic reactions.

1 response to Peanut Allergy Foods to Avoid

  1. My 47 month grandson had his second anapylactic allergic response to legume protein last week. He is now of day-care age and was able to tell the teacher that his mouth was itching. Daycare personnel alerted parents who were able to provide timely emergency treatment at a nearby hospital in a metropolitian area.
    My grandson’s peanut allergy had been identified earlier as a toddler and had required the same emergency hospital treatment.
    Legume proteins are in expansive use in today’s food systems. What exactly is the allergic component of the protein. Is it the child’s lack of specific enzymes to metabolize these legume proteins? Do most allergic tests provide specific indications about legume proteins?

    Some related dried legume products are packaged in the same facilities. Is thorough rinsing of dried legumes, ie. peanuts, lentils, chickpeas, navy beans, adequate to remove any surface contamination from one to the other?

    I would also like to know more about the epinephrine injection as a treatment.

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